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