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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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AGRICULTURE & NATURAL RESOURCES
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Healthy food choices
FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES
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4-H YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS
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Bedford County Featured Events

Agriculture

  • 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.

Family and Consumer Sciences

  • Dining with Diabetes – Fridays, April 16, 23 and 30 at the Extension Office. Must pre-register by calling the office at 931-684-5971. Information, demonstrations and sampling of recipes for planning meals for people with diabetes. Cost is $15 for all three sessions. Click here for brochure.
  • Tai Chi for Arthritis – Mondays and Fridays, February 5 – March 29 and Mondays, April 5 – 19 at 9:30 a.m. Limited to 10, must pre-register by calling Extension Office at 931-684-5971. Free.
  • Tai Chi for Diabetes – Mondays and Fridays, May 3-28 at 9:30 a.m. Limited to 10, must pre-register by calling Extension Office at 931-684-5971. Free.
  • May Marathon Month – Walk a full (26 miles) or half (13 miles) marathon over the entire month of May, a few miles at a time. Earn a medal for completing your marathon and improve your health along the way! Free. Click here for brochure. Click here to register on-line.
  • Extension Explores: Food Preservation -Monthly program combining internet-based learning using the zoom platform, how to videos, quick tips and recipes using preserved food. Each live session will be offered on the third Friday of the month at 10 a.m.  beginning in May.  To register for the monthly classes, go to  https://tiny.utk.edu/ExtensionExplores21.  This link will register participants for all sessions and send a verification email including the link for the zoom sessions. Registered individuals will receive reminders and resources that accompany each session. 

FCE

  • Liberty FCE – April 19, 6:00 p.m. at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church
  • Fairview FCE – April 21, 10:30 a.m. at the Extension Office
  • Four Corners FCE – April 26, 6:00 p.m. at the Extension Office
  • Heart of the Home FCE – May 3, 10:30 a.m. at the Extension Office
  • Shelbyville FCE – May 4, 9:30 a.m. at the Extension Office
  • Town & Country FCE – May 10, 11:00 a.m. at Cannon United Methodist Church
  • Butler’s Creek FCE – May 10, 6:00 p.m. at the Extension Office

4-H

  • Sr. High Area Wide Speech Contest – April 13
  • Horse Club Monthly Meeting – April 19 @ 6pm
  • Knoxville Spring Junior Cattle Expo – April 23-24
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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

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