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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Language Interpretation Services Now Available

If you have limited English skills, do not let that stop you from visiting an Extension office. If you have difficulty speaking or understanding English, our staff can serve you by connecting you to one of our Extension agents through a telephone-based interpreter. Interpretation for more than 200 languages is provided. This service is free to our clients. Read more

Grow The Good Life

When: Saturday, March 12, 2016. Snow Date: April 9, 2016

Where: Central Virginia Community College, Bedford Campus, 1633 Venture Blvd, Bedford, VA

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Cost: Early bird: February 15th - $35.00 with lunch; Pre-registration: $40.00 with lunch. Must be postmarked by March 1st, postmarked after March 1st or Pay at the Door: $40.00 (without lunch).

Grow The Good Life Brochure and Registration (PDF | 708KB)

2016 ServSafe Food Manager Training

When: March 14 & 17, May 25 & 26, August 25 & 26, October 27 & 28, 2016

Where: All classes will be held at Lynchburg General Hospital in the private dining room 1901 Tate Springs Rd., Lynchburg, VA

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Registration: Pre-Registration is required. There is a fee for this course. The fee includes course materials, book, instruction, exam and certificate.

2016 Servsafe Food Manager Training Flyer (PDF | 162KB)

ServSafe Class Registration

2016 ServSafe Food Handler Training

When: January 13th and March 16th

Time: Registration 8:30a.m., Class 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Registration: Pre-registration/pre-payment is required.

Cost: $20.00 fee includes course materials, book, instruction and certificate.

2016 ServSafe Food Handler Training Brochure and Registration (PDF | 190KB)

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

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