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Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

Kids using cell phones

Parents have a lot of responsibility. Mainly, keep the kid alive. Next, try to raise a decent human being. And the messages about media and tech start almost from the moment they’re born: TV will rot your kid’s brain! Video games are evil! Kids don’t know how to have conversations anymore! It all boils down to the idea that too much media and tech will ruin your kid — or make them fat, dumb, and mean. But obviously, that’s an oversimplification. The truth is more complicated — and a lot less scary.

Here we break down the scariest media and tech rumors and give you some solid research and simple, no-stress advice.


Wild Pig Workshop

wild hog, wild pigs

Wild Pig Workshop/Field Demonstration

Friday, April 20, 2018  –    8:00am – 1:00pm

Speakers:  Mike Caylor – US Forest Service & Chris Jaworoski – Alabama Extension System

Starts at 8am at US Forest Service Work Center, 345 Bear Creek Road, Brent, AL

Sponsored by:  Bibb County Natural Resources Planning Committee

Fee Registration: $10/person covers lunch and educational materials

To Register call 205-926-4310 or visit

Bibb County Extension Office, 183 SW Davidson Drive, Centreville, AL  35042



4-H Innovators at CMS

4-H Innovators Photos of the 7th grade students from Centreville Middle School (CMS) in Mrs. Vernon’s class participating in a 4-H Innovator project on Thursday afternoon. Mrs. Vernon’s class does weekly programming on engineering and rocketry as part of an in-school 4-H Club. 4-H staff members from South Carolina came to observe programs in Bibb County and work with the students.

Simon Carbone

4-H Foundation Regional Extension Agent, Bibb County

Alabama Cooperative Extension System

Lunch and Learn

lunch and learn


FREE 2018 Home Gardening Lunch and Learn

at the Brent-Centreville Public Library – 11:00 AM – 12 Noon

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 — Vegetable Gardening

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 — Seed Saving Workshop

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 — Tomato and Vegetable Garden Pests and Diseases

Monday, September 10, 2018 — Soil Sampling Basics

TO REGISTER:  205-926-4310


Welcome Christina LeVert to the Bibb County Extension Office

Christina LeVert

Christina Whatley LeVert, a Registered Dietitian and Regional Extension Agent, is now based out of our Bibb County Extension Office. Christina covers programs in the areas of human nutrition, diet and health.

Christina is a Bibb County native and currently resides in Brent with her husband, Heath. They have two children, Maddox and Ellie.

Christina has a Master of Science degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Alabama. She can be reached by calling 205.926.4310 or by email at Christina.Levert@auburn.edu.

$10 Bibb County 4-H Fundraiser

Backyard Chickens

$10 Bibb County 4-H Fundraiser—Bibb County Extension and 4-H seeks to provide educational hands-on experiences for all youth.  Examples are Alabama 4-H Summer Camp, Bibb County Youth Leadership, 4-H Animal Sciences Quiz Bowl/Skillathon and many others.  Those programs require registration fees that families cannot always afford.  Also, even for 4-H programs that do not require a registration fee, meals, transportation, educational presentations and facility usage often require funds.  Therefore, we humbly ask you who are able and willing to donate $10, payable to the Alabama 4-H Club Foundation, to support Bibb County 4-H programs for our youth!  Tax-deductible donations are accepted by check, cash, and online at https://4-h.aces.edu/donations/foundation/ .  As always, additional donation amounts are welcome!  Through the online option, you can use a drop-down window to route your donation specifically to Bibb County 4-H.   Checks payable to the Alabama 4-H Club Foundation should be mailed or taken to the Bibb County Extension Office, 183 S.W. Davidson Drive, Centreville, AL 35042.  Will you please consider a small donation for Bibb County youth?

Want to become a Master Gardener?

Master Gardener

The deadline EXTENDED to Thursday, March 15 to complete the brief survey for Master Gardener to help us determine the level of interest in Bibb County.

Want to become an Extension Master Gardener?  We are trying to put together another Bibb County Master Gardener class in 2018, following our first-ever class in 2017.  We need at least 15 participants to offer another class, and we hope you will help make that happen!  Please click this link https://auburn.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cLVB2kFBSNYI8Sh and complete the brief survey by Thursday, March 15 to help us determine the level of interest. 

Please be sure to either provide your contact information at the end of the survey or call our office to be sure we know you’re interested.  This will allow us to follow up with you regarding possible plans for the program.  Several people have completed the survey, yet failed to provide contact information that would allow us to follow up with them.

Feel free also to send the survey link to others that may be interested.  Survey responses will be kept confidential, yet anyone who prefers to indicate their interest by calling 205-926-4310 or emailing us may do so.