Bedford County has a thriving agricultural industry.
Agriculture is Bedford County’s largest industry with $26.4 million in annual farm sales alone.
With 211,087 acres of farmland and 1,418 farms, Bedford County is home to a strong agriculture industry (and a growing local food movement) with more than $26.4 million in annual farm sales (*2017 U.S. Census figure) and 1,547 ag-based jobs.
Quick Farm Facts
- The most valuable commodity is cattle & calves
- 43.4% of all land in Bedford County is used for Farming
- The average Bedford County farm is 149 Acres.
The Bedford Grown program is a method for consumers, retailers, restaurants, farmers markets, and wholesalers to identify and promote locally grown produce or goods.
The Agriculture Service Providers is a listing designed to support and promote the many resources available though our agri business community.
Ag Service Providers
From Forest to Montvale and Bedford to Smith Mountain Lake, Bedford County has four farmers markets that provide fresh locally grown fruits, vegetables and meats, and handmade goods directly from the farmers and producers.
Want to get started in your own farming operation? The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) has numerous resources to assist new and beginning farmers and ranchers in establishing their operations.
VDACS Resources for New and Beginning Farmers