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Jan. 1, 2024St. Joseph, Mo. |  By: Jeremy Werner

MDC appoints new agent for Buchanan County

Kelsey Gillenwater

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. - In a boost to local conservation efforts, a St. Joseph native takes on the role of the Missouri Department of Conservation’s new agent patrolling Buchanan County.

According to a press release, Kelsey Gillenwater is a graduate in wildlife conservation and management and brings a deep appreciation for the outdoors shaped by her family.

With a passion instilled through hunting, fishing, and farming experiences, she fulfilled her high school dream of becoming a conservation agent.

After graduating from MDC’s Conservation Agent Training Academy, Gillenwater is eager to engage with the community, fostering a love for the outdoors and sharing the wealth of natural resources.

Concerns or inquiries can be directed to her at 816-262-3512 or