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


Family and Consumer Sciences

  • Canning College on Zoom – Join us each Monday in June at 9:00 a.m. on Zoom for the principles of canning foods. From Waterbath Canning to Pressure Canning, Jams to Pickles, we’ll cover it all. Must pre-register. Click here for more details. 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  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.  For the internet-based resources, click here.


  • Liberty FCE – June 21, 6:00 p.m. at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church
  • Four Corners FCE – June 28, 6:00 p.m. at the Extension Office
  • Shelbyville FCE – July 6, 11:30 a.m. at Nash Family Creamery
  • Heart of the Home FCE – July 9, 11:00 a.m. at Nash Family Creamery
  • Town & Country FCE – July 13, 11:00 a.m. at Nash Family Creamery
  • Butler’s Creek FCE – July 13, 11:00 a.m. at Nash Family Creamery
  • Fairview FCE – July 21, 11:30 a.m. at Nash Family Creamery


  • Central Region Beef Show – June 30 – July 1 (entries due May 14th) @ Wilson Co Fair Grounds
  • State Beef Expo – July 1-3 (entries due May 14th) @ Wilson County Fair Grounds
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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