Upcoming Events

PLM Workshop

The Bibb County Natural Resources Planning Committee hosted a Professional Log Managers (PLM) seminar for 50 professionals employed in the logging and timber industries on Wednesday, December 13.  The seminar was held at the Sawmeal Restaurant, and it was sponsored by KyKenKee, Inc. and IndusTREE Timber, Inc.   Logging and timber personnel from throughout Alabama—and one from near Jackson, MS—participated to get five (5) continuing education units (CEUs).  CEUs are often required as professional development for industry personnel each calendar year.  Presenters/topics included: Phillip Taggart of the U.S. Forest Service/Logging On Federal Lands;  Mike Caylor of the U.S. Forest Service/Endangered Species On Federal Lands; Ryan Peek of the Alabama Forestry Commission/Timber Removal Best Management Practices; Mitch Kemmer of Kemmer & Kemmer Law/Timber Laws and Related Legal Issues; and Andrew Baril of Alabama Extension/Invasive Plant and Animal Species in Forests.

Christmas Fun for 4-Hers

Christmas Tree Bibb Extension

We are excited to receive First Place in the Christmas Tree Contest during the Bibb County Christmas Parade. Special THANKS to the Bibb County 4-H Home-school Club for making ornaments. The trees will be displayed on the Centreville Courthouse Square during the holiday season. Take time to check out all the great trees this year. Thanks to the Centreville Historic Preservation Commission for a great event.  For more 4-H fun click HERE.




The Center for Disease Control (CDC) ALProHEALTH grant to Alabama Extension seeks to reduce the state’s high obesity rate and improve health through healthier nutrition and physical activity.  This grant has brought over $100,000 in grant funds to Bibb County, which is one of only 14 Alabama counties receiving these grant funds.  The funds have been used by the Bibb County Extension Office during the past three years to purchase playground and exercise equipment, provide information and promotional signage for parks and walking tracks, offer educational programs and walking events emphasizing exercise and healthy nutrition, and healthy food display shelving and containers for local retail outlets.

As the grant enters a fourth and final year focusing on a physical activity guide, healthy food guide, technical assistance for food banks and other sustainable projects, this slideshow takes a look at some of the environmental improvements during Years 1-3 that have improved access to physical activity and healthier nutrition in Bibb County.  If you do not see a particular improvement—and there are others not featured here—please contact us so we can take a photo and include it on our website, social media, and in another edition of our e-newsletter.

4-H Livestock National Quizbowl Team

national quizbowl team


Left to right:  Tim Lambert (Bibb County); Heather Gladney (Tuscaloosa County); Allison Purser (Lauderdale County); Josie Chance (Bibb County) and Coach Simon Carbone (Bibb County 4-H Regional Agent)  Not pictured; Coach Johnny Gladney (Tuscaloosa County Regional Agent-Animal Science and Forages)

Bibb County 4-H was well-represented on the Alabama 4-H Livestock Quizbowl team that placed fifth recently at the AKSARBEN 4-H Invitational Quizbowl Competition.

A composite team of youth from Bibb, Lauderdale and Tuscaloosa counties represented Alabama at the Grand Island, NE. contest.  In addition, Bibb County 4-H club member Josie Chance was the second-high individual for the contest.



Career Countdown – Centreville Middle School

 Bibb County Extension Coordinator Matt Hartzell worked with Economic and Community Development Regional Extension Agent Cynthia Whittaker to deliver the Career Countdown workforce and financial education program to 115 7th graders at Centreville Middle School (CMS) on November 6 and 7.  The program was hosted by 7th CMS Social Sciences Teacher Kalee Vernon.  On Day 1, the students chose a profession to practice for the day. Once they chose their career, students managed a monthly take-home salary in a simulation where they paid bills and grocery shopped using their assigned net salary.  On Day 2, students completed a career and educational plan activity where they identified areas of interest, then career clusters and associated educational options.  The idea is to help students learn about real life expenses, as well as explore career options well in advance of graduation from high school.

2017 Bibb County F.A.W.N.

Forestry Awareness Week Now Bibb County Forestry Awareness Week Now (F.A.W.N.) hosted the Bibb County 5th-6th graders at the

Brierfield State Park on October 19, 2017


2017 4-H Chick Chain Awards Banquet

Bibb County 4-H Chick Chain program was a great success thanks to our participants.