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


  • Basic Master Beef Producer Program – Tuesdays and Thursdays, February 6, 8, 13, 15, 20 and 27 at 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the Extension Office. Qualifies for TAEP. Call John Teague at 931-684-5971 for details and registration.
  • Master Beef Producer Flyer
  • Master Horse Program – January 11 – March 7. On-line. Register by January 14. See the flyer for more information and registration.
  • Master Horse Program Flyer
  • Master Small Ruminant Producer Program – February 1-April 4. On-line. Call John Teague for more information and registration at 931-684-5971.
  • Master Small Ruminant Program Flyer
  • TN Farm Family Health and Wellness Program – This is a series of 5 live webinars through zoom or on-demand viewing starting January 25 through Mar 21 (every other Thursday). Topics include Farm Safety, Farm Finances, Family Relationships, Stress Management and more. It is eligible for 50% cost share with many of the TAEP Programs. For more information go to
  • 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

  • Dining with Diabetes – Tuesdays, April 16, 23 and 30 at 10:00 a.m. at the Extension Office. Cost is $15 for all 3 sessions. Must pre-register by calling the Extension Office to sign up at 931-684-5971.
  • Dining with Diabetes Flyer
  • May Marathon Month – Sign up on-line to walk 13 or 26 miles over the entire Month of May. Receive weekly emailed newsletters and a tracking form. At the end of the month report your miles and if completed receive a medallion for a half or full marathon. Register at: Call the office for questions (931) 684-5971.
  • Canning College – Friday OR Saturday, June 7 OR 8, 9:00 a.m. – around 1:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, Shelbyville. Cost is $15. Must pre-register by calling the Extension Office at 931-684-5971.
  • Canning College 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.


  • Countywide Meeting – March 7 at 4:00 p.m. at the Extension Office.
  • Achievement Night – March 19 at the Extension Office. Refreshments at 6:00 p.m., program at 6:30 p.m.

  • Wheel FCE – February 8 at 12:00 noon at Shiloh Outreach Church.
  • Heart of the Home FCE – March 19, at 5:00 p.m. at the Extension Office.
  • Shelbyville FCE – March 7 at 3:00 p.m. at the Extension Office
  • Four Corners FCE – April 22, at 6:00 p.m. at the Extension Office.
  • Butler’s Creek FCE – May 10, at 4:30 p.m. at Farm Bureau.
  • Town and Country FCE May 13, at 11:00 a.m. at Cannon Methodist Church.
  • Fairview FCE – April 17 at 10:30 a.m. at the Extension Office.
  • Liberty FCE – May 20 at 6:00 p.m. at Pleasant Grove Methodist Church.


  • Jr. High Camp – May 27-31, Clyde York 4-H Center, 6th-8th Grades, $375.00.
  • Jr. Camp – June 10-14, Clyde York 4-H Center, 4th-6th Grades, $350.00. Deadline for payment May 21st.

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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