Bedford County Administration Building
Bedford County Administration Building

The Bedford County office of Virginia Cooperative Extension is your local connection to Virginia's land-grant universities, Virginia Tech and Virginia State University.

Through educational programs based on research and developed with input from local stakeholders, we help the people of Bedford County improve their lives.

We provide education through programs in Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences, 4-H Youth Development, and Community Viability.

122 East Main Street
Bedford County Administration Building
Suite 102
Bedford, VA 24523

Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday

Main Office: (540) 586-7675
Fax: (540) 586-4214
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Virginia Cooperative Extension Celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act

Join Virginia Cooperative Extension as it celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act, which officially established the National Cooperative Extension System. Activities are being planned throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia to commemorate the centennial in 2014. Events will be held in local communities, recognition of our Extension volunteers, and even a Virginia Cooperative Extension Day on May 8! Check this site frequently for periodic centennial updates and articles about Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and events.

Forest Farmer's Market

We are a new farmer's market in Bedford county, located on the Forest Library grounds. A "producer only" market with a few exceptions.

2014 Application

2014 Policies

Bedford also has two other Farmers Markets.  Find out more!

2014 Central Virginia Livestock Show & Sale

Here is your registration form  and rules/regulations!

Bedford Community Issues Assessment

The mission of Virginia Cooperative Extension is to develop educational programs based on locally identified issues.  To assess the needs of our communities, each Extension office conducts a situation analysis.  The most recent analysis was completed in early December 2013.  To read the full report, click here

2014 4-H Jr. Summer Camp

Space is limited and time is short!  Get your registration in today!  Registration Form

Bedford Family Farm Tour

SAVE THE DATE!!!  Saturday, August 16, 2014.  Location to be announced.  Check back regularly for details.

Canning Workshops at Forest Farmers' Market

Anyone wishing to learn how and when to use the proper canning method or to update their knowledge on canning should attend!  For more information and a registration form

Horticulture for the Home Gardener

Grow your horticulture knowledge through our computer-based, self-paced study course.  Get more details

From the Virginia Tobacco Commission

The Virginia Tobacco Indemnification & Community Revitalization Commission is funding grants for the Central Virginia Produce, Livestock, and Feed Storage System Program.  For a informational/educational session schedule as well as more details, click here