Okaloosa County 4-H is staying busy this fall with fundraisers, workshops, and community involvement.

Crestview’s Tractor Supply Company and others across the United States are participating in the Paper Clover Campaign through Oct. 20.

Starting Oct. 5, for the first time ever, our 4-H and FFA youth and families will receive discounts on apparel, shavings, and feed. The money raised during the campaign will help youth across the state attend camps and activities that promote leadership, like our residential camp at Camp Timpoochee, 4-H Legislature, and 4-H University.

Fort Walton Beach Library and Okaloosa County 4-H are working together to provide workshops and day camps throughout the season.

The Fort Walton Beach Recreation Center is hosting their Fall Carnival from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 18 at 132 Jet Drive NW. Okaloosa County 4-H will be there to distribute candy, 4-H surprises, and information about our program.

For more information about our 4-H events, workshops, and 4-H program, please contact me, Katie Oakes, at 850-689-5850 or koakes@ufl.edu.

You may also visit the 4-H website, http://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/okaloosa/4-h-youth-development/programs/; or follow us on Facebook (UFIFASOkaloosaCounty4H).

Katie Oakes is an agent at the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension office in Crestview.