MDC agent receives top honor from 16-state association

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Conservation Agent Rob Farr was recently honored as the Officer of the Year by the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies. Farr is based in Benton County.

"We are tremendously, proud of Rob's accomplishments over the past year and throughout his 34-year career as a Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) agent," said Randy Doman, an MDC Protection Division field chief. "Rob's ability to genuinely communicate with people under any circumstance, along with his character, integrity and work ethic make him an outstanding ambassador for MDC and the Protection Division."

Farr was presented the award on Oct. 21 at a Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Awards Banquet in Destin, Fla. His wife, Jacqueline, also attended. He began his career as an MDC agent in Henry County in 1980 and has served in Benton County since 1982. Farr was chosen for the top honor from agents nominated by 16 states that are members of the association.

"I'm thrilled and I appreciate it a lot," Farr said. "A lot of outstanding officers were also nominated by their states. It's quite a surprise and an honor."