Bedford County Economic Development

Office of Economic Development


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Upcoming Ag Events

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

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YEAR-ROUND

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
Charlottesville
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 http://www.dpchamber.org/events/details/id/293/category/chamber-events/innovative-communities-agritourism-in-vi or email chamber@dpchamber.org.

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.