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.

Upcoming Events

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.

Balanced Living with Diabetes 

Please join us for 6 informational class on balanced living with diabetes. Includes preparation and tasting of healthy meals from your favorite recipes as well as information on nutrition, exercise, and common diabetes medical test. Registration is required. The cost is $10 for an individual and $15 for a 2-member household, SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE. Children’s program is provided for ages 5-12.

Location: Bedford Parks-N-Rec
1257 County Farm Road, Bedford VA 24523

When: Thursday, October 4, 11, 18, and 25th 6:00pm-8:30pm

Contact our office to register or if you have any questions Bedford County Administration Building, 122 E Main Street, Suite 102 Bedford VA, 24523  Phone: 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: