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Agribusiness

Kaelyn Wright, a young Bedford County farmer tends to her cattle.

Bedford County is home to more than 1,400 farms and 200,000 acres of farmland making it a prime location for agriculture-based businesses. We also have a vibrant and growing local food movement and have implemented the Bedford Grown initiative in which producers and farmers can use a special seal to signify which products were grown or raised in Bedford County. This seal instills pride for Bedford Grown products and producers increase sales.

One of our successful agribusinesses professionals is Kaelyn Wright. She’s a fourth generation cattle farmer in Moneta, Virginia. In 2019 she was selected as one of Lynchburg Business Magazine’s “Millennial’s on the Move”. The organizers recognized Wright for her outstanding work in managing her two businesses, Wright Bros. Fencing, and Wright’s Bovine Reproductive Services. She is also involved in her community and teaches young people in FFA and other organizations.

If you are interested in starting an agribusinesses and buying or selling products or services to farmers, our office may be able to help identify potential grants for you. You should also research the market to ensure a profitable start. Contact us today to learn more.

Agribusiness companies in this region:
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