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. You can also look at the state extension office page here for events.


Large Animal Rescue Course

February 8 – 10, 2019

Friday, Feb 8, 2019
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.- Classroom presentation at Bedford Moose Lodge

Saturday, Feb 9, 2019
8:00 a.m.- 11:00 p.m. Classroom presentation Bedford Moose Lodge
1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Field work location TBA

Sunday, Feb 10, 2019
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Field work location: TBD

Practical evolutions are for Public Safety Responders who may be called to perform Large Animal Rescue duties. Experience with Fire, Rescue, Law Enforcement, Animal Control or Animal management, Veterinary service is required.

Must participate in all sessions to receive certification

No charge for Bedford County Emergency Service Personal

Classroom participation is free of charge for any non-associated participants such as animal owners and organizations. Registration is required.

Register at

Ag Bio Conference

Conference – March 27, 2019 – The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research,
150 Slayton Ave, Danville, VA 24540

Virginia and North Carolina are combining strengths for an exceptional one-day conference to advance cutting-edge research and innovation driving solutions for the agriculture industry. More information at


Weed Management in Pastures and Hayfields seminar

Seminar – January 29, 2019 – 6:00 PM – Springlake Stockyard
1069 Sickle Ct, Moneta, VA 24121

Speaker: Dr. Michael Flessner, Extension Weed Specialist, Virginia Tech

Dinner: $5.00 for Bedford Beef Producers Association Members,
$10.00 for non-members

Annual dues are $10 per person or $20 per family

To register, contact Bedford Extension Office at 540-586-7675, or email Scott Baker.


Coyote Lottery

Coyote Lottery – October 1, 2018 – March 1, 2019

Sportsmen can check in coyotes harvested by any means at the Bedford Southern States Cooperative on Independence Blvd in Bedford City. The coyote must be taken in Bedford County or Town only. When the animal is checked in, the hunter will fill out an entry form for each animal and receive a ticket to go into a lottery drawing. Animals taken may be frozen to preserve them until check-in if necessary. Make sure the mouth is propped open because the tongue will have to be removed by the hunter when checked in to prevent double dipping. The tickets will be put in a lockbox and a drawing will be held the first part of March.

View the rules and regulations: Coyote Lottery Rules & Regulations 2018/19
View the flyer: Coyote Flyer