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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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:

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 August 5 & 6 at Lynchburg General Hospital. 

Registration Form Cover Letter, Directions

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

Bedford County Fair

The Bedford County Family Farm Tour is on hiatus for 2015. Come join us instead at the Bedford County Fair August 28 thru 30, 2015—the first one in over 40 years!!! Check their webpage at

2015 Bedford County Fair Poster (PDF | 4MB)

2nd Annual Bedford's Finest Fare

When: Sunday, September 13, 2015

Where: Wharton Garden, Bedford, VA

Time: 4:00 p.m. - 8:00p.m.

Cost: $30.00 in advance, $35.00 at the gate, $15.00 for kids 12 and under, kids 5 and under free, $10.00 for band only, no food/beverages

2nd Annual Bedford's Finest Fare Flyer (PDF | 2MB)

Situation Analysis Report

Virginia Cooperative Extension takes pride in the premise that vital programming is based on the issues, problems, and needs of the people. A thorough analysis of the situation provides context for understanding and addressing these problems. Each local office updates their situation analysis every 4-5 years.

Situation Analysis Report, Bedford County, 2013