Concordia Parish Extension
Concordia Parish is in central Louisiana, along the eastern border of the state, and strategically situated along the Mississippi River. Concordia Parish is almost entirely bounded by rivers, except for short stretches of land on the north and south boundaries. The parish consists of 696 square miles. Land use is mainly for agriculture and woodland. The parish has a population of 20,828. There are four incorporated municipal areas in Concordia Parish: Clayton, Ferriday, Ridgecrest and Vidalia. Vidalia, the parish seat, overlooks the Mississippi River on the eastern border.

Agriculture & Natural Resources

Agricultural production serves as an industry of major economic importance in Concordia Parish. Row crop production of soybeans, corn, cotton, rice, wheat and grain sorghum accounted for 96% of the $116 million gross farm value produced in the parish in 2012. On-farm variety demonstrations were conducted for cotton, corn and soybean row crops to assist farmers in identifying crop varieties that hold greatest yield potential in their production fields. Additionally, utilization of precision agriculture techniques, such as field-specific fertilizer application, continue to show promising results for farmers interested in maximizing their fertilizer efficiency.

Contact Concordia Parish Extension

Sara Nuss
Extension Agent
405 Carter Street
Courthouse Building, 3rd floor
Vidalia, Louisiana  71373-3336
Phone: (318) 336-5315
Fax: (318) 336-5832


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Concordia Parish, Louisiana

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