COVID-19 Business Resources

Bedford County Economic Development

Office of Economic Development


Upcoming Ag Events

To add your event to this list, please email Pam Bailey or call 540-587-5670. You can also look at the state extension office page here for events.


Coyote Lottery

Coyote Lottery – October 1, 2019 – February 29, 2020

Thank you to all who participated in this year’s Coyote Lottery and special thanks to Program Coordinator Dr. Don Gardner for his annual work in reducing the number of coyotes that can kill or harm livestock. During the Season, you can check in coyotes harvested by any means at the Bedford Southern States Cooperative on Independence Blvd in the Town of Bedford. 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.

Complete rules and regulations available at Southern States in Bedford.
View the flyer: Coyote Flyer