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.
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CAES Events

Join us Tuesday, September 29 at 5:30 p.m. for the annual College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences recruitment event. You must pre-register online. Login information will be provided after pre-registration.
Sep 29
5:30PM - 7:30PM ShowCAES 2020 Recruitment Event (Zoom meeting) https://t.uga.edu/6eX
The UGA IPBGG GSA is ecstatic to invite you to our first webinar of this semester's webinar series. We are all in for a treat with the speakers who have graciously offered to speak to us. Our kick-off webinar will be on September 30th at 9 am EST. The speaker will be Dr. Jan Low, who was awarded the World Food Prize in 2016 for her work on biofortification along with two other CIP sweet potato breeders and Dr. Howarth Bouis of HarvestPlus. Dr. Low is a scientist with the International Potato Center (CIP), based in their regional office for Africa in Nairobi, Kenya. Having worked over 25 years in sub-Saharan Africa, she has focused with her team at CIP on developing and promoting biofortified orange-fleshed sweet potato to combat vitamin A deficiency.
Sep 30
9:00AM - 10:30AM WEBINAR (via Zoom): Developing Effective Breeding Programs and Delivery Systems for Biofortified Sweetpotato in Sub-Saharan Africa by Jan Low https://zoom.us/j/91742903592
The UGA VIRTUAL Food, Agricultural, Environmental, and Sciences Career and Internship Fair will be held on Handshake.
Oct 06
1:00PM - 4:00PM Food, Agricultural, Environmental and Sciences Career and Internship Fair (Virtual) https://uga.joinhandshake.com/login
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