***This is the third of a five part series on all the candidates running for leader of the Saskatchewan Party and Premiership of the province.
One candidate vying for the leadership of the Saskatchewan Party may not have elected-office political experience, but Alanna Koch says she makes up for that with public service.
Koch was Saskatchewan’s first female deputy agriculture minister and then Saskatchewan’s first female deputy minister to the premier.
Brad Wall appointed her to the role in May 2016.
Koch said her prime focus will be on the province’s strongest asset – agriculture.
“Agriculture is a key economic driver in Saskatchewan,” Koch said.
“It is a key part of our exporting portfolio and I think all of that experience that I’ve had in agriculture means that I’ve got lots of experience understanding what are the issues that cause challenges in the province,” Koch said.
Koch added she has extensive experience in business – particularly in agriculture.
She is a farmer, has been on the board of publicly-traded grain companies, and has closely served two premiers which has given her plenty of political experience.
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