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
2016 ServSafe Food Manager Training
When: 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 $150.00 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
Bedford ServSafe Class Registration
When: Saturday, October 8, 2016
Where: GROSS’ ORCHARD (Outdoor Pavilion), 6817 Wheats Valley Rd., Bedford, VA 24523
Time: 9:00a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Cost: $15.00 registration fee covers handouts, up-to-date preserving resources, take home sample of finished product.
Preserving Apples Brochure and Registration (PDF | 742KB)
Lynchburg Area Home Water Testing
The Virginia Household Water Quality Program aims to improve the water quality and health of Virginians with wells, springs and cisterns. We provide affordable water testing, help interpreting their water test results, and information about addressing problems.
Cost: $52 per sample kit. Checks and cash accepted. Make checks payable to each locality extension office of your testing location.
Lynchburg Area Home Water Testing Flyer (PDF | 208KB)
Lynchburg Area Home Water Testing Brochure and Registration (PDF | 523KB)
Be A Beekeeper?
When: October 25, 2016
Where: Ground Floor Room, Bedford County Administration Building, 122 East Main Street, STE 102, Bedford, VA 24523
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Registration: To register and for more information. Contact: Scott Baker, Extension Agent, Bedford Extension Office 540-586-7675 email@example.com.
Be A Beekeeper? Flyer (PDF | 137KB)
Growing Vegetable Production in Central VA
When: Thursday, October 27, 2016
Where: Appomattox Community Center, Appomattox, VA
Time: 9 AM - 3 PM, Optional Farm Tours from 3 PM - 5 PM
Cost: $20 per participant including lunch
Registration: PRE– REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! Contact the Appomattox Extension Office by October 20, 2016 to register at 434-352-8244.
Growing Vegetable Production in Central VA Flyer (PDF | 3MB)
Master Food Volunteer Holiday Spreads Workshop
When: November 12, 2016
Time and Where: 8:00 a.m. - Noon, Forest Library, 15583 Forest Road, Forest, VA 24551 or 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., Moneta Library, 13641 Moneta Road,Moneta, VA 24121
Cost: $15.00 registration fee covers handouts, up-to-date preserving resources, and take home sample of finished product.
Registration: Pre-registration and pre-payment must be received no later than November 11, 2016.
Master Food Volunteer Holiday Spreads Workshop Brochure and Registration (PDF | 614KB)
Farm Transition/Estate Planning Workshop
When: Monday, November 14, 2016
Where: Central Virginia Community College, Bedford Campus
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Cost: The $10 per person registration fee will help cover program expenses. Lunch is included in this partially grant funded program.
Registration: Must be received by November 1, 2016.
Farm Transition/Estate Planning Workshop Flyer and Registration (PDF | 250KB)
Bedford Area Farmers' Markets
Bedford County has two farmers markets that provide fresh locally grown goods directly from the farmers and producers in support of local agriculture and producers. - See more 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