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.

What's New

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 the Bedford Farmers' Market webpage.


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.

SKELTON 2020: Discover Camp

Bedford 4-H Camp is set for
July 20 to 24, 2020!!

We will host a one-day, kick-off registration event for 4-H summer camp participants.  $100 deposit will be due at the registration with the total cost of camp being $270.  Join us at the kick-off registration to reserve your spot, sign up for classes, and hear fun details about camp!
Financial Aid information available upon request by calling 540-586-7675.  

F.E.A.S.T.: Families Eating at Supper Together 

Series Dates: Tuesday, March 10th, 17th, 24th  (Make up date: March 31st)
Time: 5:30 – 7:00pm
Cost: $20 per family* for all three sessions
Location: 1257 County Farm Road, Bedford, VA

Bringing families together in the kitchen teaches children and adults lifelong cooking skills that builds self-esteem, sparks creativity, and most importantly creates life-long memories.  During this three-part series, families will learn together how to prepare a simple supper, enjoy a healthy meal together around the table, and utilize all those math, reading, and science skills they work hard on in school.  Our goal is to ensure that during this family experience all participants take away invaluable life skills.  For more detailed information contact 540-586-7675 or

*Scholarship information available upon request by calling 540-586-7675

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.

Were you a 4-H member? Did you attend 4-H camp? Or maybe you were a 4-H volunteer? Identify as a 4-H alum, and represent your 4-H state: