Dent County man honored as MDC Conservation Agent of the Year

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DENT COUNTY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) announced today (Jan. 18) that Dent County Conservation Agent Jason Midyett has been named the Department’s 2012 Conservation Agent of the Year.

“Agent Midyett was selected based upon his resource law enforcement, an effective balance of program responsibilities, job knowledge, work habits, creativity, initiative, teamwork and cooperation with other Department employees,” said MDC Protection Regional Supervisor for the Ozark Region Gary Cravens. “His interaction with the public, partnerships developed with other county, state, and federal agencies, and his dedication overall earned this honor.”

Midyett began his career with MDC in 2000 as a Fisheries resource assistant at Bennett Springs. He attended the Department's conservation agent training program in 2005. After successfully completing 26 weeks of intensive training, he was assigned to Barry County. He transferred to Phelps County in 2009 and moved to Dent County in 2011.

Cravens said Midyett has developed a tremendous program of resource law enforcement and public relations.

“He concentrates his efforts in Dent County, but also devotes considerable time working in other areas of the state. Agent Midyett is a dedicated professional who exemplifies the very best attributes of all areas of responsibility required of the position of conservation agent,” Cravens said. “His knowledge, work ethic, and dedication to the agency are unsurpassed.”

Agent Midyett grew up in Dent County before attending college at the University of Missouri - Columbia and earning his bachelor's degree in Fisheries and Wildlife Biology in 1998. He currently resides in Salem with his two sons, Wilman and Oliver.

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