The Ministry of Agriculture is moving to Humboldt next year.
In March, the Ministry will be relocating its office from Watrous along with its current staff.
Agriculture Minister David Marit says the Watrous office was being underutilized.
“It had been averaging, you know around 70 walk-ins a year for the last few years, so we felt it was just totally being underutilized. You know a lot of the folks that are using the service are phoning in. I think just Humboldt being a larger center it will probably have more walk-ins coming into that service. So, we just thought it was better place to utilize our Regional Specialists and have them serve that area.”
Marit says Humboldt is a strong agricultural community and will benefit from having the regional extension services there.
There are five staff positions that will work out of the Humboldt office including two administrative personnel, along with a Crop Extension Specialist, Range Management Extension Specialist, and an Agri-Environmental Specialist.Click here to see more...