MDC assigns new conservation agent to Linn County

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St. Joseph, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) has assigned Griffin Surtin as a conservation agent serving in Linn County. Surtin grew up in O’Fallon, Mo., and graduated with a degree in criminal justice from Lindenwood University.

“I am looking forward to creating positive relationships throughout the community,” Surtin said, adding that he enjoys exploring the county. “Linn County has a good mix of paved roads, gravel roads, and dirt roads. I can always find something to do. It has been a change in pace since I moved here, but I have come to enjoy Linn County.”

Surtin resides in Marceline. His hobbies including hunting, fishing, enjoying the outdoors, wood working, and riding his dirt bike.

Agent Surtin can be reached at 660-654-0550 or by email at