Upcoming Events

2018 Bibb County 4-H Roundup

Competitive Event 4-H

For Youth – Ages 9-18

Bibb County 4-H Roundup

Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 6:00-7:30 PM

Brent Senior Center, Hwy 5, Brent, AL

Click for Form to Register

Participates can enter in multiple contests.  Contest categories listed.  Click on each contest for rules.


Blocks Rock (Lego)



Chicken BBQ

Freestyle Showcase

Freestyle Demonstration





Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Program

tax act and job workshop

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System is offering a program on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act at 9 locations in the state.

Registration Fee: The registration fee is $15 for individuals and $60 for accountants (3.5 hours of CPE). Foresters and professional logging managers may also obtain continuing education.

TO REGISTER: (1) online and pay via credit card; (2) mail a check to 301 O. D. Smith Hall, Auburn University 36849-5608 made payable to Auburn University specifying the location and workshop; or (3) call (334) 844-5100 to register by phone.

Click for topics presented and currently scheduled dates and locations.

To Register

Grassroots Program Assessment Meeting


Bibb County Extension Grassroots Program Assessment Meeting

As a way to stay responsive to local stakeholders, and meet state and federal requirements, the Bibb County Extension Office convenes a local annual meeting involving Extension staff and members of the Bibb County Extension Grassroots Committee.  The main purpose of this meeting is to gather local feedback to develop and prioritize Extension programs in the year ahead.  Grassroots also allows Extension staff and Committee members to get acquainted or re-acquainted, discuss how improve Extension programs and quality of life for clients, and reach more people with programs and information.  A big part of the Wednesday, July 25 Grassroots meeting at the Board of Education in Centreville was a discussion on how reach more people with programs and information through digital media and more traditional means such as printed information, phone calls and face-to-face contact.  The Bibb County Grassroots Committee members are Alesa Judd, Ann Lynch, Bruce Rutledge, Byron Pugh, Cassandra Rutledge, Cynthia Winegard, Elaine Jones, Fred Lynch, Joyce Rice, Michelle Giddens, Pam Cottingham, Romaleta James, Sophia Campos, Valeria Mays and Willie Dunn.

Crossroads: The Intersection of Economic Development and Healthy Communities

Community Growth

Crossroads: The Intersection of Economic Development and Healthy Communities is an excellent opportunity for town, city or county officials; parks department staff, representatives or board members; or anyone interested in learning how to connect healthy living with community development to improve quality of life.

There is no cost to register for the conference.   Registration is online by clicking https://livewell.aces.edu/crossroads-2018/ and entering the requested information.

Click here to view the AGENDA for Crossroads

For more details and information CLICK HERE




FREE Fresh Herbs Class – Master Gardeners are Busy in Your County

fresh herb class

Register for the Fall Fresh Herb Class

Classes offered in South, North and Central Bibb County locations

Bibb County Master Gardeners are busy making our county beautiful one step at a time.

Written By Pam Cottingham, Bibb County Master Gardener

Brent-Centreville Public Library Flower Bed, Fresh Herbs—Benefits and How-To Class, 

Landscaping and Plantings at Bibb Medical Center

4-H Chick Chain SHOW & AUCTION


4-H Chick Chain Show & Auction

Bibb County 4-H Chick Chain youth have worked diligently with their chickens to offer the BEST at SHOW & AUCTION.   Come to select from chickens across Bibb and Chilton Counties.

Saturday, August 25 – 9:00 AM (Auction approx. 11:00 AM)

Location:  Chilton County Research & Extension Center 

120 Co Rd 756, Clanton, AL 35045


To SPONSOR or ATTEND the Chick Chain Show & Auction or for MORE INFORMATION contact Simon Carbone, 4-H Agent via text/call 205-340-1159 or email sjc0003@aces.edu

Support our Bibb County Youth!!!

Bibb County Parks and Trail Guide

Live Well Bibb County trail guide

If you’re taking the Bibb County Mayors’ 100 Mile Walking Challenge (see other related items in this newsletter), you probably already know about the great public places in Bibb County where you can enjoy the outdoors while walking.  If you don’t know, or would simply like to know more, take a look at our new Extension website launched about a month ago, www.aces.edu/movemore that shows you those places, their amenities, and how to find them using your tablet or smartphone.  Move More Bibb County!

West Blocton on the Move

West Blocton

Mayor Daniel Sims Has West Blocton On The Move

Although it is currently among the least developed of the sites on the Bibb County Parks and Trails Guide at www.aces.edu/movemore,  Mayor Daniel Sims, Town Councilor Chris McMinn and other town leaders and volunteers have big plans and dreams for West Blocton Town Park https://movemore.aces.edu/bibb/activity/8. Just prior to and during Memorial Day weekend, several good things happened toward that goal.

First, on Thursday, May 24, Mayor Sims received weed trimmers, chainsaws, glyphosate and weed control sprayers from the Bibb County ALProHEALTH Coalition and Bibb County Extension Office through the Center for Disease Control (CDC) ALProHEALTH grant to Alabama Extension.  Those items will be used to remove unwanted trees and vegetation to clean up West Blocton Town Park.

West Blocton ALProHealth Extension

Also, on that very same day, Sims and Bibb County Extension Coordinator Matt Hartzell met at West Blocton Town Park with Roben Duncan, Director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Lincoln in Talladega County.  Duncan graciously drove to West Blocton, heard from Mayor Sims about the Master Plan he is working on for the Town Park, and provided some ideas, suggestions, and insights for a paved walking track, lighting, pavilion, restrooms, baseball fields, basketball courts and other improvements being considered.

Finally, Mayor Sims hosted the “Walk With Mayor Sims” at West Blocton Town Park Saturday morning, May 26 as part of the Bibb County 100 Mile Mayors’ Challenge Walking Series of community walks in each of the four Bibb County municipalities.  The Mayors’ Walking Challenge and series have been organized by Extension agent Christina LeVert in Human Nutrition, Diet, and Health.  Thirty (30) persons participated in this event which included a one-mile walk at the Park led by Mayor Sims, and inflatables for the youth in attendance.  Fifteen (15) additional participants were signed up for the Challenge, which brings to 300 the number of Bibb County residents now participating in it.   And now, more people than before know where the Town Park is located!

It is not too late to sign up for Mayors’ Walking Challenge!  You can still do so at https://mayorschallenge.challengerunner.com/GroupPage.aspx   For more information about West Blocton Town Park and the Town’s plans for it, contact Town Hall at 205-938-7622.


We Need You!

Grassroots Survey, ExtensionComplete the Grassroots Assessment today!

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System wants your help to plan programs that address your county needs.  It is our mission to deliver research-based educational programs that enable our citizens to improve their quality of life and economic well-being. We value your input and would greatly appreciate your time to complete the Bibb County Extension Grassroots Needs Assessment survey.   You may complete the survey online (click on the link below) or printed copies are available at our office.

ACES 2018 Grassroots Needs Assessment

Feel Free to Contact Us:

Bibb County Extension Office

183 SW Davidson Drive, Suite A

Centreville, AL  35042