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.
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.
Bedford County 4-H Program
The 4-H program in Bedford County is an active and thriving program with multiple clubs and events for kids and families. There are a range of clubs including: Bedford Horse and Pony Club, Bedford Livestock Club, Bedford Shooting Education Club, Brook Hill Horse Club, Cloverbud Club, and Moneta Community Club. Each of these clubs offers a variety of activities for different interests and ages. Contacts for these clubs can be obtained by calling the office at 540-586-7675. Bedford County takes pride in its youth and accordingly, its 4-H program; please join in with any of our clubs, programs, and camps to see for yourself what 4-H and Bedford County can do for you and your children.
2019 Bedford County 4-H Camp dates announced!!
July 22 – July 26, 2019
W.E. Skelton 4-H Ed. Conference Center, Smith Mountain Lake, Wirtz, VA
This is an overnight camp open to Bedford youth ages 9-13 as of September 30, 2019, and youth who will turn 14 years old in 2019.
Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 2, 2019!! We will host a one-day kick-off registration event for youth participants. Check back often for more information (fee and registration details) which will be posted as they become available.
Teacher Workday Camps
Dates: October 15, 2018
November 5, 2018
December 20, 2018
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Falling Creek Center
New Bedford Cooperative Extension Facility
1257 County Farm Road
Bedford, VA 24523
Cost: $10 per camp
Home Water Testing Clinic
Registration is required by October 26, 2018, and water samples will be collected on Wednesday, October 31, 2018, from 7:30-9:30 a.m.
Please click here for additional information and the required registration form.
Workshops and Seminars
Virginia Food Access Network (VFAN)
The Virginia Food Access Network (VFAN) accelerates efforts, connects partners, and shares resources to solve child hunger in Virginia and create nutritious food access for all Virginians.