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Recent News

Recent Agriculture News


Kaelyn Wright of Moneta honored in Top 25 Millennials on the Move

August 12, 2019

Kaelyn Wright, a 4th generation cattle farmer in Moneta, was selected in the top 25 millennial professionals in the region at an awards ceremony held at the Glass House in Lynchburg on August 1.

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SRHS grad signs LOI to judge livestock at Northern Oklahoma College

May 16, 2019

Ethan Jackson, a graduate of Staunton River High School, will sign a letter of intent committing to judge livestock at Northern Oklahoma College in Tonkawa, Oklahoma at the Staunton River High School Library, May 17, 2019 at 4 p.m.

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Seventh Annual Coyote Lottery Underway

December 14, 2018

With a jackpot of $3,000 funded entirely by local businesses and organizations, the Bedford County Agricultural Economic Development Advisory Board is hoping to entice hunters and trappers to participate in its seventh annual Coyote Lottery aimed at managing the growing threat of the predators on county livestock. Over the past several years the partnership between […]

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First Bedford County resident named to top post of Virginia FFA

August 23, 2018

The Virginia Future Farmers Association (FFA) recently selected Ethan Jackson, a Staunton River High School 2018 graduate, as its new State President.

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Sandy Seals named Employee of the Year

August 11, 2018

Sandy Seals, Unit Administrative Assistant in the Bedford County Extension Office, was recently named the Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ Employee of the Year.

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2018 Bedford County Fair to be held Sept. 27-30

July 31, 2018

This year’s Bedford County Fair will be held Sept. 27-30, 2018 at the Glenwood Center, 2074 Smith Mountain Lake Parkway, Huddleston, VA. Admissions and parking is free.

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Bedford County teen named Virginia FFA President

July 31, 2018

Ethan Jackson, a recent graduate of Staunton River High School, has been named 2018-2019 Virginia FFA State President at the 92nd Virginia FFA State Convention held in June in Blacksburg. He’s the first to serve in the top role from Bedford County.

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Smith Mountain FFA shines at 2018 State Convention

July 31, 2018

The Smith Mountain FFA – Staunton River team brought home numerous awards at the 2018 Virginia FFA Convention held on June 18-21, 2018, including first place in the livestock judging competition.

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Bedford Farmers Market Adds Online Shopping Feature

April 17, 2018

Bedford Farmers Market is adding an online market to accommodate customers with busy schedules – order online and pick up your local food on Tuesdays. Shopping through the online market starts April 25th. Shop weekly online from Wednesday mornings through Sundays at midnight. Your custom, fresh order will arrive at the Bedford Farmers Market by […]

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Brandy Ferguson recognized by the Board of Supervisors

April 10, 2018

Brandy Ferguson was recognized by the Bedford County Board of Supervisors at its April 9th meeting for her outstanding dedication and leadership to Bedford County’s agriculture community. Ms. Ferguson has been a staple in the Bedford County agricultural community her entire life. As a little girl, she worked alongside her grandfather and she fell in love […]

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