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VDACS Commissioner Joe Guthrie Speaks to Local Farmers and Producers in Bedford

April 7, 2022

Joe Guthrie, Commissioner of the Virginia Agriculture and Consumer Services Department (VDACS) made a special appearance at the Bedford County Agricultural Development Advisory Board meeting

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Applications are open for AFID Infrastructure Grant

November 15, 2021

Interested businesses should submit their application to the Office of Economic Development for review by February 4, 2022.

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Meet Ethan Tanner, the newest member of the Agricultural Economic Development Advisory Board

October 14, 2021

Ethan Tanner has lived in Bedford County his entire life. Born and raised in Big Island, he lives on the land his great-grandfather purchased back in 1910. The farm is a designated “Century Farm” meaning it’s been used for agricultural purposes for 100 years. Ethan raises registered angus beef cattle on the farm for seed […]

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Bedford County Fair Postponed

September 29, 2021

The Bedford County Fair, which was scheduled for October 15-17, is postponed until further notice.

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Virginia Agricultural Best Management Practices Cost-share Program

June 3, 2021

Practices including Livestock Stream Exclusion, Grazing Management, Alternative Watering Systems and Cover Cropping Virginia’s Agricultural Best Management Practices Cost-Share Program offers more than 70 conservation practices that cover the full spectrum of agricultural operations. Whether you grow crops, raise livestock or produce poultry, there are BMPs that can benefit you. While all of the practices […]

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Pasture Walk at Tuck Farms

June 3, 2021

Keith Tuck will hold a Pasture Walk at his farm in Moneta on June 15, 2021 where attendees can learn how he developed a rotational grazing system and uses a diversity of forages to manage for year-round grazing and improved cattle performance. This event is sponsored by the National Grazing Lands Coalition, the VA Forage […]

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Stream Buffer Invasive Vegetation Management Cost Share Program

May 20, 2021

If you are a producer and have stream exclusion fencing, you may be eligible for a 50% cost share rebate ($125 max per producer) on purchases of approved herbicides to manage vegetation in fence lines and spot treatment of non-native invasive plants in stream buffer areas. This program is restricted to stream exclusion areas installed […]

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April Ag Board Meeting Canceled

April 6, 2021

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the April 7, 2021 Ag Board meeting has been canceled. The next Ag Board meeting will be held on May 5, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. at the Extension Office in Bedford.

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Free Webinar: Injury Prevention for Farmers

January 26, 2021

Join Charlotte Harris, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon; Amy Johnson, NP-C, Nurse Practitioner; and Hannah Harris, OTD, Occupational Therapist for an Injury Prevention for Farmers webinar. Too often, farmers receive injury prevention recommendations while in the doctor’s office after an accident already occurs. This webinar brings three medical professionals from agricultural communities together to discuss what steps […]

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Bedford County launches CARES assistance program for meat processors

November 2, 2020

$250,000 set aside to help with reimbursement of eligible equipment and infrastructure

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