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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Strategic Plan for Region 2000

PD 11 (Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, Campbell and Lynchburg) Agriculture & Natural Resources Extension Agents, along with Economic Development Directors and Region 2000 Local Government Council worked on a Strategic Plan for Region 2000 (same coverage area). The intent of the Strategic Plan for the Agriculture and Forestry Economy in Virginia's Region 2000 is to provide the Region 2000 community with a framework for action to promote regional growth in the agriculture and forestry industries. Formed as a collaborative entity linking economic development organizations and Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) offices across localities in Virginia's Region 2000, the Strategic Plan Coordinating Team is charged with driving immediate actions outlined in the plan, tracking metrics to monitor progress, and determining continued actions working with local and regional partners. To access the Strategic Plan, please visit the link below:

Entire Strategic Plan (PDF | 3MB)

Asset Map For Producers and Consumers Within Region 2000

Bedford Area Farmers' Markets

Bedford is fortunate to have four Farmers' Markets at various times throughout the week. Check for dates, times, applications, etc. at:

http://www.bedfordeconomicdevelopment.com/agriculture-in-bedford-county-virginia/farmers-markets/

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, Second Phase

Food Handler Food Safety Training

The ServSafe Food Handlers Course is offered by the National Restaurant Association for those interested in learning basic food safety.  We will be offering six separate sessions during 2015

ServSafe 2015

Our next ServSafe session is scheduled for May 13 & 15 at Lynchburg General Hospital. 

Registration Form, Cover Letter, Directions

Mark your calendars now for additional 2015 sessions and check back regularly for registration forms: August 5 & 6; Oct. 14 & 15; both at Lynchburg General.