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

COVID-19 Updates from Virginia Cooperative Extension 

As we all know, the entire community has been impacted by COVID-19 and extension is no exception.  Here are updates on the virus along with VCE COVID-19 resources.

Check out our extension resources here.                 
Bedford County COVID-19 response here. 


Soil Sample Testing Kits

As spring is upon us and homeowners are thinking about their lawn and gardens, Virginia Cooperative Extension in partnership with the Virginia Tech Soil Testing Laboratory has you covered.  For your convenience, soil testing kits for home lawns, gardens, fruits, and ornamentals, as well as fields and crops have been placed in a drop box outside of the side entrance to our building.  Drop by at your convenience if you are busy in your yards or fields during this time!


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.

2021 Bedford 4-H Junior Summer Camp

All information on the 2021 4-H Junior Summer Camp can be found by clicking here.

Registration opens at 7AM on April 17, 2021 for ages 9 to 14. Spots are limited to Bedford County residents.


Food, Nutrition, and Health Tips and Resources

Are you an at home chef for your family?  Check out our resources for tips and tricks to make meal times and cooking a breeze.  

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: