Bedford County Economic Development

Office of Economic Development


Agriculture in Bedford County, Virginia

Bedford County has a thriving agriculture industry

Bedford County Agriculture

Agriculture is Bedford County’s largest industry with $23.6 million in annual farm sales alone.

With 206,000 acres of farmland and 1,400 farms, Bedford County is home to a strong agriculture industry and a growing local food movement with more than $28 million in annual farm sales (*2012 U.S. Census figure) and 2,889 ag-based jobs.

Quick Farm Facts

  • The most valuable commodity is cattle & calves
  • Bedford County ranks 32nd in state in Ag sales
  • Bedford County ranks 19th in standing timber sales
  • 44% of all land in Bedford County is used for Farming
  • The average Bedford County farm is 151 Acres.

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Ag Service Providers


The Agriculture Service Providers is a listing designed to support and promote the many resources available though our agri business community.

Meet the Ag Board

The Bedford County Agricultural Economic Development Advisory Board was established by the Bedford County Board of Supervisors in the spring of 2007. Our mission is to develop and implement a continuing plan to sustain and enhance our rural economy, including support for farms, dairies, cattle operations and other industires.

Learn more about the Ag Board and its duties »