Tensas Parish Extension
Tensas Parish is located in the northeastern part of Louisiana. Created in 1843, the parish’s name was derived from the Taensa Native American people. Agricultural crops are produced on 181,000 acres with the primary crops being cotton, corn, soybeans, grain sorghum and rice. Hardwood forests cover the remaining acres. Opportunities for outdoor activities include hunting, fishing and wildlife are provided at the Buckhorn Wildlife Management Area and the Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge. 

Agriculture & Natural Resources

With an agricultural-driven economy, Tensas Parish producers must use all the resources that are available to support both themselves and the local economy. Crop production demonstrations are held in cooperation with producers for on-farm education. Precision ag demonstrations promote stewardship of the land and the production inputs used. Assistance with landscaping and home gardens is provided as one of the services of the Tensas Parish Extension Office.

Louisiana Master Farmer Program/Environmental Education

167 agricultural producers in Louisiana have completed the requirements and are now Certified Master Farmers. Over 3,000 producers/landowners are involved in one or more of the program’s three required phases. Field day and on-farm demonstration presentations confirmed the benefits of implementing best management practices to over 600 producers. Two Master Farmer Universities are being planned for November, 2013, and January, 2014, allowing participants to receive Phase I and II credits. Three (319) projects are under way, focused on improving water quality in two water bodies in the region.

Contact Tensas Parish Extension

James Hendrix
Assoc Ext. Agent
107-A Arts Drive
St Joseph, Louisiana  71366
Phone: 318/766-3320
Fax: 318/766-3364


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Tensas Parish, Louisiana

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