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Local students win big at state competition

November 8, 2019

Congratulations to local FFA students. Five students from Bedford County Public Schools won at the state level for Veterinary Science and/or Tractor Troubleshooting at the Virginia FFA State Competition. Each winner was recognized by the Bedford County Ag Board at its November meeting. Pictured here with Jeff Powers, Chairman of the Bedford County Ag Board, […]

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Coyote Lottery Opens on October 1 – Grand Prize $2,000

October 1, 2019

Today is opening day of the Bedford County Coyote Lottery. From October 1, 2019 – February 29, 2020 you can help manage the over-population of coyotes by participating in the lottery. How to enter: Kill the coyote (follow state hunting guidelines). More than one kill allowed. Each kill qualifies and no limit to the number […]

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Educational Tours Day at Bedford County Fair

September 27, 2019

All fourth graders in Bedford County Public Schools visited the Bedford County Fair today as part of their curriculum to learn about agriculture and environmental sciences. The students learned about soil and water conservation; fish farming; cattle, horses, and sheep; the chicken gestation process; and how to identify animal track marks, among other important agri-science […]

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5th Annual Bedford County Fair to be held September 26-29, 2019

September 19, 2019

This year’s fair is bigger and better than ever as Bedford celebrates “Where Farm Meets Fun”

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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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