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!
Programs
Educational Programs:
Cost-Share Programs:
Seed to Harvest Program
Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP)
Forest and Wildlife Management
Otsego County Alternative Landscaping Demonstration Garden and Conservation Forest
5th Grade Agriculture & Natural Resource Day
Michigan Tree Farm System
Native Plants Education
Invasive Species Education
Wildlife Food Plots
Wildlife Habitat Enhancement Program (WHEP)
Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Cost-Share Programs
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 great program!
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.
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Otsego Conservation District
800 Livingston Blvd., Ste. 4A, Gaylord, MI 49735
(989) 732-4021 / posburn@otsegocountymi.gov / Facebook
Forms:
Medical/Media Release Forms
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.