MDC adds 14 new conservation agents Congratulations to the conservation agent class of 2017! 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 For more information about careers with MDC visit mdc.mo.gov.