Katie Hammond Research Center Superintendent
Northwest Research and Education Center

Northwest Georgia Research and Education Center

300 Battey Farm Rd NE, Rome, GA 30161

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Our Work and Priorities

The Northwest Georgia Research and Education Center's 905 acres of land provides the opportunity to perform valuable beef cattle, forage, and row crop research. It is also home to the Calhoun Bull Evaluation and the Calhoun Heifer Evaluation and Reproductive Development (HERD) Programs. 

The main center is located in Rome, Georgia, but the office and Northwest Georgia Livestock Pavilion are located in Calhoun. Eight full-time and one part-time employees ensure that the Northwest Georgia Research and Education Center remains a facility that provides quality research opportunities. The Calhoun center also houses the Gordon County Extension Office and other college personnel.

About us


We investigate the latest production and technological practices, striving for producer profitability and sustainability.
Research and Education Centers (RECs) are hubs for innovation and discovery that address the most critical issues facing agricultural production throughout the state. Ultimately, our findings are shared with stakeholders through the extension and outreach efforts of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

CAES Events

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Aug 02
8:30AM - 9:30AM GUEST SEMINAR via ZOOM: Powerful Peanuts - Leveraging Technology for Peanut Cultivar Development Research by Nino Brown
Please join us Wednesday, August 11 for the Midville Field Day.  This will be an in-person event with face-to-face presentations and tours of field research plots.  A sponsored lunch will be provided.  Please pre-register for the field day or  visit our website for more information.
Aug 11
9:00AM - 2:00PM Southeast Research and Education Center Midville Field Day Southeast Research and Education Center, Midville, GA
UGA Center for Food Safety Webinar Series Campylobacter on the rise:                         An old pathogen with new problems Speaker: Dr. Christine Szymanski  Professor in the Department of Microbiology, Complex Carbohydrate Research Center at University of Georgia Date: Wednesday, August 11Time: 10:30 a.m. ETThose on the Griffin Campus may attend in person in the Melton Building Conference Room - space allowing. Or join via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/94963681635 About Dr. Christine Szymanski: Christine Szymanski first began working with Campylobacter jejuni during her PhD in the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. She then joined the Enteric Disease Vaccine Program at the Naval Medical Research Center in Silver Spring, Maryland for her postdoctoral studies prior to starting her own independent research career first at the National Research Council in Ottawa, Canada and then back at the University of Alberta, where she formed the company, VaxAlta Inc. with a focus on carbohydrate-based vaccines for livestock. Christine joined the University of Georgia in 2016 where she continues her work on enteric vaccines and is a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology.
Aug 11
10:30AM - 11:30AM Webinar: Campylobacter on the rise https://zoom.us/j/94963681635
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