Bedford County

Bedford County Extension delivers educational programs and research-based information to the citizens of Bedford County. Working with farmers, families, youth, and communities in the areas of Agriculture, Family and Consumer Sciences, Community Resource Development, and 4-H Youth Development, Extension helps improve people’s lives with solutions and information from the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture and Tennessee State University.
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Bedford County Featured Events


  • Bedford County Farmer’s Market opening Thursday, June 13 at 2:30 p.m. at the Celebration Pavilion in front of Cooper Steel Arena. Open every Thursday at 2:30 until around 4:00 through September.
  • Bedford County Fair – July 15-20. Entries taken on Sunday, July 14 at 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. See the fair website for details at Please note: the lot numbers are not correct on the website – please consult the Fair Book (available at the Extension Office) or click here for the correct lot numbers.
  • Beef Quality Assurance training is by appointment at the Extension office. Contact John Teague at 931-684-5971.
  • Private Applicator Training for Restricted Use Pesticides is available by appointment at the Extension office. Contact John Teague at 931-684-5971.
  • Farming Fundamentals – On-line program completed on your time. See the Agriculture Programs Page on the tab above for details.

Family and Consumer Sciences

  • Easy Meals to Easy Freeze program on July 11 at 10:00 a.m. – 12 noon. Come make 4 dishes to take home and freeze for an easy meal later. Must pre-register, cost is $35. See the flyer for details and registration form. Easy Meals to Easy Freeze Flyer

  • Come join an FCE Club (Family and Community Education) for 2024! Enjoy informative and fun programs throughout the year at monthly club meetings and special events and engage in community service and fellowship. Call the office at 931-684-5971 for more information or see the FCE webpage.


  • Liberty FCE – July 15, at 6:00 p.m. at TBA (Dorris Turrentine or Linda Jernigan)
  • Fairview FCE – July 17, at 10:30 a.m. Club picnic.
  • Four Corners FCE – July 23 at 11:00 a.m. at Nash Creamery for club picnic.
  • Heart of the Home FCE – August 5 at 10:30 a.m. at the Extension Office.
  • Shelbyville FCE – August 6 at 9:30 a.m. at Extension Office.
  • Butler’s Creek FCE – August 19 at 6:00 p.m. at the Extension Office


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The Bedford County Extension Office is located at 2105 Midland Rd. Shelbyville, TN. Hours M-F: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm