Cooperative Cropping Opportunity at Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge

Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge near Tallulah, Louisiana, is accepting applications for a cropping opportunity on approximately 650 acres in Madison Parish for up to five years.

The Greenlea Unit contains approximately 650 acres of farmable land. Producers may farm this unit on a 75/25 percent share, with the producer retaining 500 acres, and 150 acres left standing for the refuge. Crops including corn, grain sorghum, soybeans, rice, wheat and millet are allowed. Cotton is not allowed for either party's share. No GMO crops or neonicotinoids are allowed at this time.  

To be considered, applicants must complete and submit the bid form available on the refuge website and include information about relevant farming experience. Applications must be received by 5 p.m. local time on July 8, 2022. Applications may be submitted by e-mail to John Dickson at or in person at the Tensas River Refuge Visitor Center, 2312 Quebec Rd., Tallulah, LA 71282.

Successful applicants will be selected through an open and competitive process. Applications will be scored and ranked using objective criteria described in the bid form. All applicants will be notified by July 15, 2022. 

For more information, please contact Administrative Wildlife Biologist John Dickson at (318)574-2664 ext. 105 or