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

Oct. 20, 2017

So you think you want to farm program
CVCC – Merritt Hall
3506 Wards Rd.
Lynchburg, VA 24502
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Join us on Oct. 20, 2017, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. to discover resources and information for making informed agricultural decisions on potential crops/livestock and run through a financial simulation of their first years farming. Cost is $10 at the door and includes lunch. Call the Campbell County Extension Office to register at 434-332-9538 or email by Oct. 13, 2017.

Oct. 5,12,19,26, 2017

Marketing your Meat Workshops
Agriculture Building
163 Kabler Lane
Rustburg, VA 24588
6 – 8 p.m.

Direct Marketing Your Meat Workshop will be held over four sessions – Oct. 5, 12, 19, and 26. Participants may pick one session at $10 or all four of them for just $30. The workshop will be held at the Agriculture Building, 163 Kabler Lane, Rustburg, VA 24588. Contact Alyssa at or call 434-946-9365.

Session 1: October 5, 2017
What is Direct Marketing? Understanding regulations and the inspection process
Session 2: October 12, 2017
Basic Economics of Direct Marketing: Lessons from the Field
Session 3: October 19, 2017
Carcass Breakdown: Pricing cuts of meat
Session 4: October 26, 2017
Marketing your products: “Name that Claim” Label claims Demystified

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.