Caldwell Parish Extension
Caldwell Parish was established on March 6, 1838, by a bill in the Louisiana Legislature signed by Governor E. D. White. The parish is 529 square miles, with the Ouachita River flowing north to south, dividing the alluvial farmlands on the east from the hill country to the west, with both sections heavily timbered. Caldwell Parish is home for a population of about 10,000 residents. Farming and forestry have for generations been cornerstones of the economy. Although cotton is still the dominant crop in the parish, the parish produces other row crops including corn, soybeans and rice. 

Agriculture & Natural Resources

Caldwell Parish is a rural parish that has row crops and timber for the bulk of its income. Many producers raise cattle to subsidize their income. The LSU AgCenter provides producers with research-based information taken from variety test plots planted in the parish to better prepare them for the growing season. Producers learn about pasture management and pesticides and are able to take better care of their pastures, which produce higher-quality hay and animals for the marketplace. Corn and soybeans are becoming more prevalent in the parish because of the initial cost of planting cotton.

Contact Caldwell Parish Extension

Jimmy Mccann
County Agent
PO BOX 1199
COLUMBIA, Louisiana  71418-1199
Phone: 318/649-2663
Fax: 918/649-2118


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Caldwell Parish, Louisiana

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