Conservation agent class of 2017

Congratulations to the conservation agent class of 2017! Pictured are: (photo ID front row left to right) MDC Director Sara Parker Pauley, Samuel Whisler, Crystal Poole, Jacob Plunkett, Jared Kelly, Conservation Commissioner Dave Murphy, Conservation Commissioner Marilynn Bradford, Hayley Honeycutt, Chad Gray, and Sarah Foran. (Photo ID back row left to right) Mark Skelton, Jaymes Hall, Kyle Clinton, Nathan Carr, Stratton Bond, Dylan Bollig, and Zachary Barnes.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) recently added 14 new agents. The conservation agent class of 2017 graduated during a special ceremony at the Department’s Runge Conservation Nature Center in Jefferson City on Wednesday, Oct. 4. During the graduation, the new agents were pinned with a badge by their families and also took the oath to become conservation agents.

“Conservation agents have played a critical role for the Department since its beginning,” MDC Director Sara Parker Pauley said. “With this role comes great opportunity, authority, and responsibility. They serve as the Department’s front line ambassadors and are often the face of conservation in Missouri’s communities. The Commission and I know these new agents have been trained very well and will do their best serving citizens and protecting Missouri’s fish, forests, and wildlife.”

These 14 new agents will be joining the 185 existing MDC agents in serving and protecting Missouri’s fish, forest, and wildlife.

The class of 2017 conservation agents and their assignments are:

Zachary Barnes: Macon County

Dylan Bollig: Hickory County

Stratton Bond: Knox County

Nathaniel Carr: Scotland County

Kyle Clinton: Cape Girardeau County

Sarah Foran: Callaway County

Chad Gray: Atchison County

Jaymes Hall: Washington County

Hayley Honeycutt: Wayne County

Jared Kelly: Henry County

Jacob Plunkett: St. Francois County

Crystal Poole: Caldwell County

Mark Skelton: Butler County

Samuel Whisler: Clay County

Congratulations to the conservation agent class of 2017!

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