The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension office fall activities schedule is below:
- The “Take a Bite Out of Hunger” peanut butter drive continues through Nov. 23. Peanut butter donations will be presented to local food pantries in early December. Donors may drop off unopened jars of peanut butter at these Crestview locations: The Okaloosa UF/IFAS Extension office, 3098 Airport Road; Okaloosa County Farm Bureau, 921 James Lee Blvd. W.; or the USDA NRCS Service Center, 938 Ferdon Blvd. N.
- Fall “Agventures” at the Corn Maze are Tuesdays and Thursdays in October. School group field trips will feature “The Fabric of Our lives,” a lesson on cotton; “Good Bugs, Bad Bugs;” lessons on sunflowers and pumpkins as well as science, math and nutrition; and Corn Maze Fun. Homeschool groups may participate. The cost for students is $5 each. Contact Molly Huffman at the Okaloosa Farm Bureau, 682-3536, to schedule a trip to the maze, located at 5899 Buck Ward Road in Baker.
- On Nov. 1, a Panhandle Equine Health and Management Workshop is 6-9 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Okaloosa County Extension Office, 3098 Airport Road, Crestview. A meal will be provided. The guest speaker is Dr. Carissa Wickens, UF/IFAS Extension equine specialist. Early-bird registration by Oct. 18 costs $15, registration by Oct. 25 is $20 and late registration by Oct. 31 is $25. Register at http://bit.ly/29tSH22. Contact Jennifer Bearden, 689-5850, with questions.
- As part of National Preparedness Month, the Crestview Extension office is distributing free copies of the Florida “Homeowners Handbook to Prepare for Natural Hazards,” which are available at the office. Call 689-5850 for more information about the University of Florida Okaloosa County Extension or the scheduled events.