Changes at Missouri Dept. of Agricuture
More personnel changes are being made at the Missouri Department of Agriculture. A department spokeswoman said Thursday that Deputy Director Dennis Baird is being replaced by Misti Preston. That comes several days after Gov. Jay Nixon announced that Director Jon Hagler was being replaced. Agriculture Department spokeswoman Christine Tew said Baird will become a special assistant to the director in the agency’s land survey program in Rolla. That will take effect Oct. 21.