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


  • Beginning Beekeeping School will be held March 13, 14, 16 and 17 at 7:00 p.m. at the Farm Bureau Building. See the flyer for more information and to register.
  • 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

  • Mediterranean Eating Pattern The Mediterranean Diet is one of the healthiest eating patterns. This four session class explores the principles of this delicious and fun way to eat through powerpoint lessons, cooking demonstrations, recipe tastings, ingredient tastings and more. The class will be on March 10, 17, 24 and 30 at 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. at the Extension Office. The cost is $20 for the four sessions and you must pre-register by mailing or dropping off your money and form to the office. See the flyer for details and form.
  • Take Charge of Your Diabetes is a six week program on managing diabetes from healthy eating to foot care to sick days. The program is free of charge and will be held on Mondays, March 20 – April 24 at 10:00 a.m. at the Extension Office. You must pre-register by calling the office at 931-684-5971. See the flyer for more details.
  • Healthier Me in 2023 This is a year long on-line program of developing healthy habits one month at a time. Sign up to receive monthly emailed newsletters with a challenge to complete each month. Prizes will be awarded and optional classes and activities to support the habits will be offered. For more information, see the flyer link below or to register click on the registration link.
  • Healthier Me in 2023 Flyer
  • Healthier Me in 2023 Registration
  • Come join an FCE Club (Family and Community Education) for 2023! 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.


  • FCE County Wide Program – April 4 at 4:00 p.m. at the Extension Office – Jenni Feldhaus will speak on Managing Finances in Difficult Times
  • Wheel FCE – April 13 at 12:00 noon at Shiloh Methodist Church
  • Butler’s Creek FCE – April 4 at 5:00 p.m. (After County Wide) at the Extension Office
  • Shelbyville FCE – April 4 at 3:00 p.m. at the Extension Office before County Wide
  • Fairview FCE – April 12 at 10:30 a.m. at the Extension Office
  • Town and Country FCE – April 10 at 11:00 a.m. at Cannon Methodist Church
  • Liberty FCE – April 3, Feeding Farm Bureau at their building
  • Four Corners FCE – April 4 at 4:00 p.m. at the Extension Office
  • Heart of the Home FCE – April 4 at 4 p.m. at the Extension Office


  • Junior 4-H Camp 2023 – June 26-30 applications will be taken March 1 through June 8. Here is the link to the application.

An overview of various chili peppers
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