The Otsego Conservation District offers a wide range of education and outreach programs for all age levels, as well as a variety of cost-share programs that
help landowners make the most of their land. Check out our offerings below and start learning how to putting good resource stewardship into practice!
Weekly gardening program offered throughout the Spring
and Summer that teaches 3-6th graders the basics of
gardening from seed to harvest.
Take a stroll, get great gardening ideas, hold your next
family get-together, or make the leap and get married in the
most beautiful gardens in Gaylord! And it's educational.
Every May at Fleming Farm, 5th graders from across Otsego
County learn about topics including forestry, wildlife, soils,
water quality, livestock, farm machinery, fertilizers and
pesticides, and much more!
Our cost-share programs aren't just a way to improve your
land - they are a educational experience for the landowner!
Do you use pesticides and fertilizers? Learn how to reduce
the risks of groundwater contamination.
Learn how to become a Certified Tree Farm.
Native plants good.
Invasive species bad.
If you own property in Otsego County and are interested
in creating a perennial food plot to help feed wildlife on
your property, then the Otsego Conservation District's
Wildlife Food Plot program is right up your alley!
Want to go a step beyond creating a food plot and create
an entire wildlife habitat in your backyard based upon
the individual characteristics of your land? Then as long
as you own property in Otsego County, check out this
Our good friends over at NRCS have a whole host of
cost-share programs available to landowners that may
interest you. Click on the link above to find out more
about the current offerings in the area.
If you have a child that will be taking part in one of our
educational workshops they will need to have these
forms filled out before they can participate.
Click the link above to download the .pdf file. You may
then print them off and mail, fax, or scan and email them
back to us after they have been completed.