Bedford County Economic Development

Office of Economic Development


Upcoming Ag Events

To add your event to this list, please email Traci Blido or call 540-587-5670.



Coyote Lottery – extended to year round

The Bedford County Coyote Lottery, which previously was held from October to March, has now been moved into a year-long initiative. As usual, participants can check coyotes in to Southern States that are killed within Bedford County and be entered to win a grand prize of up to $2,000.

View the rules and regulations: Coyote Lottery Rules & Regulations 2017
View the flyer: Coyote Flyer 2017 template

Nov. 10-11, 2017

Small Farm Family Conference Nov. 10-11, 2017
Read all details here.

Nov. 10, 2017

Boone Tractor Used Equipment Auction – Nov. 10, 2017
Auction begins at 10 am
Conducted by Watts Auction Realty Appraisals, Inc.
Inventory from all 5 Boone Tractor locations – huge variety, small implements to tractors, vehicles, balers, and more.
Watts Auction is taking consignment items to auction – call (434)821-5263 if you have items to sell at auction.

Nov. 11, 2017

Boone Tractor Heritage Days/Open House – Nov. 11, 2017
8 am – 1 pm
Apple butter making, blacksmithing, basket weaving, hard candy making. Light refreshments.

Dec. 6, 2017

Agritourism in Virginia’s Economy
10 am – 4 pm
Cloverdale Quarters
1120 Cloverdale Trail
Sutherlin, VA 24594

If you operate (or plan to operate) a working agritourism farm such as a pumpkin patch, horseback rides, a roadside stand, weddings, parties, a brewery, a winery, a corn maze, pick-your-own fruits or vegetables or herbs, Christmas trees, gardening workshops, cooking classes, hiking, swimming, bird watching, bed-and-breakfast, or farm-to-table dinners, etc., you are welcome to attend this workshop. Speakers will discuss the risks and rewards and share marketing insights.

To register, visit or email

JAN. 19, 2018

Springlake Stockyard Feeder Calf Sale
5 p.m.
In-Barn and Load Lots off of Farm Sale Requirements for weaned and vaccinated feeder sale, sponsored by the Bedford Beef Producers Association. Contact Brandy Ferguson 540-330-2090, Morgan Croft 434-485-2487, or Scott Baker, 540-521-3475.