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Recent Agriculture News


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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Sam Williams Recognized by Board of Supervisors

September 14, 2021

On Monday, September 13, 2021, Sam Williams, Retired General Manager of the Bedford Southern States Cooperative, was recognized by the Bedford County Board of Supervisors for his leadership in the agriculture community. Thank you, Mr. Williams, for your outstanding service in Bedford County. Your expertise will be sorely missed. RESOLUTION OF APPRECIATION for the Leadership […]

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Two Bedford County High School students elected to State FFA Board

July 7, 2021

Two Bedford County High School students elected to State FFA Board For only the second time history, Bedford County Public School has two students serving as officers on the 2021-2022 Virginia Future Farmers of America State Office.  Liberty High School’s Charlie Moser is only the second president in Bedford County history, while Staunton River High […]

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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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Educational Fence Day held at Liberty FFA Land Lab

February 22, 2021

Fence building demonstration and competition held for adults.

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Bedford Tree Grant Project to Launch in Spring

February 17, 2021

This grant and the EDA’s match will help beautify the corner by adding grass and trees along the sidewalk.

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