The Missouri Department of Conservation has assigned Dakota Sweeney as the new conservation agent for Mercer County.
A native of Carrollton in Carroll County, Sweeney is already familiar with rural Missouri and MDC operations.
A graduate of Culver-Stockton College, he has worked for MDC as a wildlife technician and crew leader in Livingston and Vernon counties.
Sweeney graduated from MDC’s Conservation Agent Training Academy in Jefferson City.
The new agents received over 1,200 hours of training in criminal investigations, defensive tactics, firearms qualifications, and technical instruction in fish, forest, and wildlife management.
Training also included courses in legal studies, communications and conducting education programs, and First Aid/First Responder and CPR certification.
You can reach Agent Sweeney by calling 660-953-0052.