Upcoming Bibb Extension Activities and Events

Don’t wait to register for events! Classes require 10 people to be held.

If you want to make sure you don’t miss a program, contact our office at 205-926-4310 and tell us the program you are interested in, along with your email address and phone number, we will contact you when the date, time and location are set!


Bibb County Extension is also happy to provide programs to your school, business, civic, church, or non-profit organization! Most of our programs are free and we welcome everyone!


Thank you for your continued support of Bibb County Extension Programs!


In Person Events


Bermudagrass Hay Growers Summit   $15

February 20, 2024, 9:30pm – 2:00pm

 13112 AL Highway 68, Crossville, AL 35962

The “Summit” is an intense, day-long program designed to meet the specific needs of dedicated, experienced bermudagrass hay producers that deal with the challenges of producing very high-quality hay demanded by their customers. Contact Landon Marks at 256.706.0032 for more information. To register and pay online https://www.aces.edu/event/bermudagrass-hay-growers-summit/


Personal Pesticide Training & Testing Course  $20

Tuesday, February 27th, 8am-1pm

Bibb Wellness Center

285 Hospital Dr. Centreville

This course provides training and testing for people producing an agricultural commodity on owned, rented, or leased property or property owned by an employer. Examples of individuals who commonly have a need for a private pesticide applicator license include farmers, nursery owners, pond owners, sod farmers, and forested landowners. The fee for the training and testing is $20, and an additional license fee of $25 will be sent to the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries. To register and pay online https://www.aces.edu/event/private-applicator-pesticide-training-and-testing/   or call 205-926-4310. We do not accept cash at the door, only checks.


Hive to Homey Workshop
Thursday, February 29 at 9:30am

Grace Episcopal Church, 906 Pike Road, Pike Road, AL 36064
Come learn what happens in the honeybee hive. We will learn how the bees live and work together as well and what it takes to be a beekeeper and all the products that can be made with honey, pollen and wax. To register online https://www.aces.edu/event/hive-to-honey-workshop/



The Gardens of Downton Abbey – Lunch & Learn
Monday, March 4, Noon-1PM
Bibb Wellness Center 285 Hospital Drive, Centreville
Join us for a presentation on the Gardens of Downton Abbey!  Learn where the garden shots of Downton Abbey filmed? How are the gardens laid out? What grows there? The details of the gardens will be shared by June Mays who spent an entire morning roaming the gardens by herself and taking pictures to share with you. These gardens are lush, colorful, and vibrant. You will love seeing them and will take home ideas for your own garden! FREE! Class is limited to 20 people!  Please pre-register by calling the Bibb Extension Office at 205-926-4310. Bring your lunch and join us!


Designing with Native Plants – Lunch & Learn
Monday, April 1st Noon-1pm
Bibb Wellness Center 285 Hospital Drive, Centreville

An exciting account of how to design a garden using native plants. You will learn how to strengthen the sense of place and transition naturally from your current landscape to one rich with native plants. Learn the best native plants for spring and for fall. Discover how to replace invasive exotics, stabilize eroded areas, create privacy, provide nectar and landing spots for butterflies, birds, and bees, by using repetition, rhythm, size, and color. Learn how to create surprises in your garden and how to create, enhance, or block views. Discover new nativars and where to get them. Learn to think like a designer! Class is limited to 20 people!  Pre-register by contacting Bibb Extension at 205-926-4310. Bring your lunch and join us!


Low Maintenance Gardening- Lunch & Learn

Monday, May 6th Noon-1pm

Bibb Wellness Center 285 Hospital Drive, Centreville

Most people hiring a garden designer ask for a low maintenance garden. Some don’t have the budget. Some don’t have the time. Some have trouble getting and keeping good help. Some have other things to do (like full time jobs). Some just don’t like gardening! If you would like a few tips to reduce the maintenance in your garden, you will enjoy this program. You will go home with many ideas of plants that require very little maintenance. You may even get inspired to redesign your own garden for lower maintenance! Class is limited to 20 people!  Pre-register by contacting Bibb Extension at 205-926-4310. Bring your lunch and join us!


Online Classes


Business Model Canvas
Wednesday, March 6, 12:00-1:00pm

The Business Model Canvas is an interactive business tool that can be completed in one sitting and adjusted multiple times no matter the stage of your business. It teaches business owners how to define their business by its “Value Proposition”, identify the correct customer segments, what activities and resources are most important and how to keep revenues above costs. This single course does expand into our 4-part series “Business Building Blocks”. To register https://www.aces.edu/event/business-model-canvas-101-2/



Alabama Smart Yards FREE!

Wednesdays, 1:00 pm

Register required at www.aces.edu/go/asywebinars

If you have questions about your yard or garden, this is the perfect way to get those questions answered! Throughout the year, the team will provide weekly, 30-minute segments on common gardening information, home pests, fruits, vegetables, wildlife, and much more. These live webinars are held every Wednesday, starting at 1pm for Smart Yard You can email questions and pictures to Alabamagardenchat@gmail.com which will be answered on the show.

February 21 — Moonlight Gardens
February 28 — Passalong Plants
March 6 — Alternatives to Crape Myrtles in the Landscape
March 13 — Rainscaping Your Yard to Protect Water Quality
March 20 — Why Did My Plant Die?
March 27 — Owning a Private Well in Alabama and Reporting Drought Conditions in Your Yard


Alabama Money Podcast

Listen at https://www.aces.edu/blog/series/alabama-money/

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System’s human sciences team is excited to launch the Alabama Money Podcast! Learn about Money Saving Tips such as how to save money on energy costs. Join us weekly or catch up on the podcast you missed!


Farming Basics – FREE

Register online at https://www.aces.edu/go/farmbasics

Alabama Farming Basics online course provides basic self-paced training related to horticultural crop production, organic farming and sustainable agriculture, integrated pest management, marketing, and food safety.


4-H Community Clubs

Clubs are FREE and open to all Bibb County youth ages 9-18. Youth ages 5-8 are welcome with an adult present. Adults are welcomed to apply to volunteer, contact Simon Carbone at 205-340-1159. You must provide your own transportation to club meetings. Water and snacks are provided. First time participants must pre-register by calling the Bibb County Extension Office at 205-926-4310.


Summer Camp Registration is open!  –

  • Teen Camp – May 29-31, Ages 14-18 years old. Openings are limited! You must have turned 14 on January 1, 2024 or before. $175 per student. Contact Simon Carbone at 205-340-1159.
  • Ages 9-13 years old. June 24-26th at the Alabama 4-H Camp in Columbiana! You must have turned 9 years old on January 1, 2024 or before. $175 per student. Contact Simon Carbone at 205-340-1159.

Chick Chain Registration is Open!
The 4-H Chick Chain Project teaches young people recommended management practices for growing and raising chickens. Participation will help youth develop poultry management skills, learn to produce healthy chickens, develop awareness of business management, develop record-keeping skills (income and expenses), contribute to your home food supply, and realize the pride of accomplishment. Before receiving your chicks, you and a parent will attend a mandatory training session. At this meeting you will receive valuable information to assist you in preparing for and raising your pullets. You also will be given the designated Extension office site and date for acquiring your chicks. Any young person age 9 through 18 as of January 1, 2024 can participate. Contact the Bibb Extension Office 205-926-4310 to sign up!

Forestry & Wildlife Club – The 4-H Forestry program helps youth to gain a strong understanding of trees, forest management, and environmental issues.  It also provides hands on learning experiences that helps individuals develop skills to become better managers of forested land. The program is available to all youth, ages 8-18. Meetings will take place at a variety of locations in Bibb County. Club members will also prepare for the State 4-H Forestry and Wildlife Contests in Summer 2024!

Homeschool Club – Open to all Bibb County youth ages 5—18. Meetings last Wednesday of each month at 1:00pm.  Topics include rocketry, arts & crafts, STEM and more!

To stay up to date on all Bibb County Extension Programs and Activities, subscribe to our online Bibb County eNewsletter at https://www.aces.edu/go/bibb .

Alabama Cooperative Extension System (Alabama A&M University and Auburn University) is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce. Educational programs serve all people regardless of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, marital status, family/parental status, religion, sexual orientation, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or a part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program.