Virginia Cooperative Extension Celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act
Join Virginia Cooperative Extension as it celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act, which officially established the National Cooperative Extension System. Activities are being planned throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia to commemorate the centennial in 2014. Events will be held in local communities, recognition of our Extension volunteers, and even a Virginia Cooperative Extension Day on May 8! Check this site frequently for periodic centennial updates and articles about Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and events.
Bedford Area Farmers' Markets
Bedford is fortunate to have four Farmers' Markets at various times throughout the week. Check here for dates, times, locations, contacts.
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Bedford Community Issues Assessment
The mission of Virginia Cooperative Extension is to develop educational programs based on locally identified issues. To assess the needs of our communities, each Extension office conducts a situation analysis. The most recent analysis was completed in early December 2013. To read the full report, click here
Bedford Family Farm Tour
SAVE THE DATE!!! Saturday, August 16, 2014. Join us at Russell Farm in Forest.
Canning Workshops at Forest Farmers' Market
Anyone wishing to learn how and when to use the proper canning method or to update their knowledge on canning should attend! For more information and a registration form
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, click here
Home Water Testing for Bedford Residents
Do you get your water from a well, spring, or cistern? Learn more about the quality and safety of your water! For more details and a registration form. ..
FALL SERVSAFE SESSION SCHEDULED!
This program is recognized by more jurisdictions than any other manager food safety program – the most widely accepted food safety program among local, state and federal health departments!!!
The basics. . . To register. . . Directions. . .
2015 Bedford Master Gardener Training
Become a Virginia Cooperative Extension--Bedford Master Gardener Volunteer! Extension’s Volunteer Master Gardener Program is an educational opportunity unlike any other. Participants are trained by Virginia Cooperative Extension to provide an effective network of gardening programs and activities to enhance their communities, protect the environment, and educate others. Volunteering as an Extension Master Gardener provides individuals with unlimited opportunities to increase their horticultural knowledge and experience. Come, join us!! Course Overview Application