Otsego County Message from the District Director 2018

District coordinator, Adam Koivisto, describes the difference we make together, partnering with Otsego County.

District coordinator for Otsego County

Over the past year, Michigan State University Extension partnered with Otsego County to continue strengthening youth, families, businesses and communities. Your MSU Extension staff members, grounded in local relationships, serve by bringing the university's research and resources to provide outreach and education in the areas Otsego County residents need it most.

In this report, we're excited to share about the people and programs that are improving the lives of Otsego County residents in many ways, including helping grow in Michigan's agriculture economy, encouraging sustainable use of our natural resources, controlling health care costs by giving individuals the information they need to manage chronic illness and preparing tomorrow's leaders.

From an in-person workshop to online education, MSU Extension professionals work every day to provide the most current information when people need it to ensure their success - in the workplace, at home and in the community. We're passionate about serving Otsego County and are looking forward to a new year of serving. Thank you for your continued support of MSU Extension and for partnering with us to make a difference.

By the Numbers:

  • 100 + years of serving Otsego County
  • 1,330 volunteer hours from Alpine Master Gardeners
  • $28,709 spending with local businesses
  • 135 youths and adults involved in 4-H clubs
  • 284 Otsego adults and youth in SNAP-Ed programs
  • 50+ soil test kits purchased by county residents
  • MSU disbursed $936,522 in financial aid to Otsego students
  • $4,738,068 total economic impact in Otsego County

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