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Recent News

Recent Agriculture News


Bedford County Fair set for Sept. 28 – Oct. 1

September 7, 2017

The Third Annual Bedford County Fair will be held Thursday, September 28 – Sunday, October 1, 2017 at the Glenwood Center in Huddleston.

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Small Farm Family Conference set for Nov. 10-11

September 6, 2017

Small Farm Family Conference will be held Nov. 10-11, 2017. Registration is free and open to the public and includes educational workshops, meals and special presentations.

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“So you think you want to farm?” workshop set for Oct. 20, 2017

September 6, 2017

Would farming work for you? “So you think you want to farm?” workshop has been set for Oct. 20, 2017, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at CVCC in Lynchburg.

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Marketing Your Meat Workshop set for Oct.

September 6, 2017

Direct Marketing Your Meat Workshop is set for October over four sessions. Participants may pick one session at $10 or all four of them for just $30.

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Governor McAuliffe Announces Partnership to Promote Virginia’s Farmer Veterans

July 25, 2017

Combined Virginia Grown and Homegrown By Heroes logo will be used to market Virginia’s veteran-grown products to consumers.

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Statewide report shows $91 billion economic impact of Virginia’s Agriculture and Forestry Industries

July 25, 2017

A 2017 statewide report shows a $91 billion total industry economic output for Virginia’s Agriculture and Forest Industries.

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Ken Palmer honored for 10 years on Ag Board

May 9, 2017

On Monday, May 8, 2017, Ken Palmer was honored for his service to the agricultural community and participation on the Agricultural Economic Development Advisory Board for 10 years. Ken,  from District 2, has been a passionate supporter of agriculture in Bedford County, especially within the equine community. Having served on the Education and Events committee […]

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Agriculture grant awarded from Tobacco Commission

April 3, 2017

Producers in 15 Central/Southside Virginia Counties, including Bedford, will be eligible for matching grants this year under a program funded by TRRC.

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Fifth Annual Coyote Lottery, Oct. 6, 2016 – Mar. 1, 2017

October 6, 2016

The program hopes to entice hunters to once again participate in an effort aimed at managing the growing threat of the predators on livestock.

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2016 Bedford County Fair is Sept. 1-4

July 29, 2016

The Bedford County Fair will be held Sept. 1-4, 2016 and will be even better than last year with the addition of a Miss Bedford County Fair Pageant, and more!

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