Jeremy Edwards named new conservation agent for Shannon County

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SHANNON COUNTY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) has named Jeremy Edwards as the new conservation agent for Shannon County. Edwards is among eight new agents of the Department's agent graduate class of 2015.

Originally from Sarcoxie in southwest Missouri, Edwards enjoys hunting, fishing and camping. He had two years of experience working with MDC before starting the agent training class in April. Prior to beginning the training class, he was a protection volunteer where he helped teach hunter education classes. He also worked with a group of conservation agents to rescue 12 individuals from rising flood waters in McDonald County and assisted agents with routine patrol. He earned a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Missouri Southern State University in Joplin.

"I love the outdoors and want to protect the natural resources that we have in this state," Edwards said. "If we work together to manage and protect these resources, future generations will be able to enjoy them like we do."

Edwards added he looks forward to getting to know the people of Shannon County. He can be reached by email at or by phone at (573)230-6174.