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Recent News

Recent Agriculture News


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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Bedford Farmers Market SNAP program exceeds expectations

July 27, 2016

The Bedford Farmers Market’s SNAP Program had to replenish its benefits fund this year due to great participation.

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Annual Kids Safety Day set for July 29, 2016

July 27, 2016

A 2016 Annual Kids Safety Day will be held on Friday, July 29, 2016 from 10 a.m. – 3 pm. at State Farm Agent Jeff Persinger’s office at 738 Burks Hill Rd. in Bedford. The event is free to the public. There will be free food and drinks, as well as games, child ID kits, […]

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Coyote Lottery jackpot winner announced

April 11, 2016

The Bedford County Coyote Lottery, which aims to manage the growing threat of coyotes on county livestock, has finished its fourth annual event and announced its cash prize winners. This year, a total of 82 coyotes were killed and checked in at Bedford Southern States. With four cash prizes available, Kelsy Padgett won $250, Gery […]

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Viticulture Primer offered April 13

March 21, 2016

The “Southside Viticulture Primer” will be held April 13, 2016 from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm at The Homeplace Vineyard, 568 Rigney Circle, Chatham, VA.

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USDA Farmers Market in DC now accepting applications

February 19, 2016

Applications opens for vendors for 2016 USDA Farmers Market with 32 spots available in weekly day and night markets on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

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Virginia Biological Farming Conference to be held Jan. 29-30

January 6, 2016

Hosted at the W.E. Skelton 4-H conference center in Roanoke, the conference will host over 30 speakers on topics ranging from Chinese medicinal herbs to sustainable livestock breeding and selection.

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