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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

205-926-4310

 

 

 

Bibb County Mayors’ Challenge

Mayor's Challenge Community Walking Series poster text

For Bibb County Extension Coordinator Matt Hartzell, taking the Bibb County Mayors’ Challenge this year is more than just a great idea or a part of his work.  Take a minute to watch this video and find out why he’s taking the Challenge to heart—literally and figuratively—and follow the weblinks provided to learn how you can take the Challenge, become physically active, join in the upcoming Challenge Series events, and find out more about Bibb County Extension programs.

West Blocton Town Park sign, text inviting you to walk with Mayor Sims on May 26, 2018 starting at 9am

Walk With West Blocton Mayor Daniel Sims May 26 is part of the Mayors’ Challenge Series.

Bibb County 4-H Summer DAY Camp

Bibb County 4-H Summer Day Camp

All Youth Ages 9-18  –  $10 per session

Session #1:  July 9-10 (Mon & Tue)               Session #2:  July 16-17 (Mon-Tue)

8:00 AM until 3:00 PM

Bibb County High School

Call 205-926-4310 to Register

Will be visiting Miller’s Pottery, Farm Visit, Brierfield Park Cookout/Swim, Payne Lake Trip, Forestry and Natural Resources.  You will get take-home-art, leadership & citizenship experiences and meals.

Click on FLYER or call for more information

Bibb County 4-H Agent Simon Carbone  205-926-4310  /  205-340-1159

sjc0032@aces.edu

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Bibb County 4-H Youth Leadership Graduation

4-H Bibb County Youth Leadership (BCYL) participants and their families were honored during the program graduation ceremony held Thursday evening, April 26 at West Blocton High School.  Everyone in attendance enjoyed a delicious potluck supper, and the youth participants received their certificates for completing the program.  Program leader and 4-H Foundation Agent Simon Carbone, along with County Extension Coordinator Matthew Hartzell, provided an overview of the program and thanked the families for their support.  A special thank you was also given to West Blocton High School, in particular, Guidance Counselor Sloan Crim, for hosting the ceremony and assisting with the potluck.

BCYL Graduation

BCYL Graduation

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Taber Mill Road Clean-up by Bibb County 4-H Youth Leadership

Nine (9) 4-H Bibb County Youth Leadership (BCYL) program participants—all high school juniors—led by Bibb County Extension’s Matthew Hartzell, cleaned up 100 pounds of litter on Taber Mill Road Monday afternoon, April 23. This cleanup was conducted in partnership with the Bibb County Commission, WastePro and the Alabama People Against A Littered State (ALPALS) ‘Don’t Drop It On Alabama’ Cleanup Week. Monday’s effort marked the 7th consecutive year that BCYL has cleaned up this 1/2 mile stretch of Taber Mill Road, a 1/2 mile long dirt road between West Blocton and Centreville, as a service project. Many thanks to the youth participants, Bibb County Commission Administrator Derek Reeves, and Pam Vanderslice with Advanced Disposal for their help with this effort!

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Celebrating April – Financial Literacy Month

Financial Literary Month

Head Start Celebrating April – Financial Literacy Month

Bibb County Head Start parents participated in a Budgeting Workshop Friday, April 12, 2018, to learn more about gaps in spending, budgeting, finance and ways to save money.  Renee’ Vines, Bibb County Regional Extension Agent, provided educational information and materials to the group for use in creating a Personal Spending Plan/Budget.

Educational programming is available for YOU too!  Programs in Financial Management and Workforce Development are offered and available to everyone in Bibb County.  Program areas include Budgeting, Spending Plans, Credit, Banking, Identity Theft, Resume’ Writing, Job Interview Skills, or Job Mock Interviews.  If you would like to schedule a class, email Renee’ Vines at phv0002@auburn.edu or call 205.928-1410.

April Head Start Identity Theft Session participants:

Back Row( L to R):  Miracle Benson (Family Service Associate, Bibb County), Jasmine Boles (Head Start Parent), Arthur Lott (Community Volunteer), Alicia Abercrombie (Head Start Parent)

Front Row (L to R):  Head Start Parents- Lasonia Conwell, Ebony Wilkerson, Caneeshia Steele.

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Wild Pig Control Workshop/Field Demonstration

Wild Pig Control Workshop/Field Demonstration

Four (4) Continuing Education Units (CEUs) 

Friday, April 20, 2018

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

Many thanks to the Bibb County Natural Resources Committee, as well as all of the wonderful federal, state, county and private local partners for the excellent teamwork on today’s Wild Pig Control field workshop! This workshop gave 52 attendees information about wild pigs, current and proposed control techniques and research, handouts on cost-share assistance from USDA, and interaction on landowner control efforts.