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 rounnoond

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

June 2, 2017

So you think you want to farm program
2375 Darvills Rd.
Blackstone, VA
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Join us on June 2 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. If you’d like to attend, please register with the Buckingham Extension Office at (434) 969-4261 or email by May 31.

View the flyer here: SPAREC event

JUNE 6, 2017

Virginia Tech Twilight Farm Walk
Virginia Tech Dining Services Farm, Blacksburg

The Virginia Beginning Farmer and Rancher Coalition Program is hosting a Twilight Farm Walk of Virginia Tech’s Dining Services Farm on June 6 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. The group will be discussing sustainable vegetable and herb production, plasticulture production, and more! There will be light refreshments after the tour.

RSVP’s are necessary for this event! If you’re interested, please contact Kelli H. Scott, Virginia Cooperative Extension – Montgomery County at or call (540) 382-5790.

View the flyer: Virginia Tech Twilight Tour

JUNE 13, 2017

Silvopasture and Small Ruminant Field Day
82 Old Rose Mill Rd.
Arrington, VA 22922
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

This event on Silvopasture and small ruminants is hosted by Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech and Virginia State University. At this event, you’ll hear from Dr. Dahlia O’Brien and Dr. John Fike on considerations for silvopastures, using small ruminants for vegetation management, and meeting nutritional needs of goats and sheep.

Registration is $5 and can be paid at the door. This includes lunch and program materials. To register, please contact Alyssa Nelson, VCE-Nelson County at 434-263-4035 or

August 2, 2017

Shenandoah Valley Agricultural Research and Extension Center Field Day 2017
Virginia Tech McCormick Farm
128 McCormick Farm Circle
Raphine, VA 24472

Join the Shenandoah Valley Ag Research and Extension Center for their 2017 Field Day on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 from noon to 6:30 p.m.  Enjoy informational sessions on topics from Silvopasture, to annual forages and feeding values.

To register for this event, please call the Shenandoah AREC at 540-377-2255.
View the flyer: 2017 SVAREC Field Day Flyer