Madison Parish Extension
Madison Parish is a rural agricultural community with a rich history and cultural heritage. Considered a “row crop” parish, Madison consistently leads the state in corn production. Cotton, soybeans and rice are also important crops for the parish economy. Widely believed to be the site of the early beginnings of Delta Air Lines, Madison Parish is the home of the agricultural experiment station which first used airplanes to control cotton pests. The parish seat, Tallulah, has the distinction of being the first city in the United States to have a “covered” shopping mall. Madison Parish is home to the Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge, Hermione House Museum, and Civil War markers of landmarks and Grant's march through Louisiana.

Agriculture & Natural Resources
Located in the Northeast Louisiana in the heart of the Mississippi River Delta, Madison program efforts include working with innovative producers to utilize precision agricultural farming methods, making recommendations for row crop commodities and researching irrigation problems resulting from salt water intrusion in irrigation wells. On-going collaboration with Ag Economists includes collection of data on production loss as a result of high river levels and continuing drought. As one of two GIS specialists for the AgCenter in North Louisiana, our local programming efforts have provided training for producers on how to better utilize precision agriculture technology in farming operations. Special programs include field days, demonstration plots on local farms and at the Northeast Research Station, and regular farm visits. With data collected on local farms, producers are able to make better management decisions to increase returns on investments. 

Contact Madison Parish Extension

Karol Osborne
TALLULAH, Louisiana  71282-3811
Phone: 318/574-2465 or 2483
Fax: 318/574-9509


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Madison Parish, Louisiana

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