The February 1, 2023 Ag Board meeting has been postponed until February 8, 2023. We apoligize for the short notice. If you have questions, please call 540-587-5670.
A recent headline in the Chatham Star Tribune is getting the attention of cattle farmers in Bedford County. “Tick borne disease could impact cattle in Pittsylvania County” Cattle owners in Pittsylvania County are invited to an informational meeting about the Asian Longhorned Tick, which carries bovine anemia, or Theileria orientalis. The disease can cause late […]
The Bedford County Board of Supervisors recently appointed Melody Divers to represent District 6 on the Bedford County Agriculture Economic Development Advisory Board (Ag Board). Mrs. Divers is the co-owner of Chapel Creek Farms in Montvale and serves as its chief marketer and event planner. When asked why she would like to serve on the […]
For Immediate Release: August 8, 2022 Contact: Scott Baker Senior Extension Agent, Virginia Cooperative Extension (540) 586-7675 firstname.lastname@example.org Spotted lanternfly confirmed in Bedford County (Bedford, VA)—The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) says the spotted lanternfly has recently been confirmed in Bedford County. The spotted lanternfly is an exotic, invasive insect with no […]
Bedford County Fair pauses for 2022 (Bedford, VA)—After extensive research, collaboration, and discussions the Bedford County Fair Board has decided to not move forward with hosting a county fair in the fall 2022. After receiving public feedback concerning location, size, scope, and attractions desired by the citizens and event stakeholders, the board believes it best […]
Open to all that have excluded livestock from streams.
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
Interested businesses should submit their application to the Office of Economic Development for review by February 4, 2022.
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 […]