Katie Hammond
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 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.
A new grant program focusing on preventing and reducing food loss and waste is designed to help reduce food waste in the U.S. by 50% over the next five years. CAES News
Southern SARE grant program seeks best practices on preventing food loss and waste
A new national grant program administered by the Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program will pump more than $10.2 million into research to address food loss and waste in the region. Supported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture, the SARE Community Foods Project Food Loss and Waste Training and Technical Assistance Grants Program is seeking grant proposals from applicants working in the public sector on food loss and waste prevention.
Using robotics to help sort onions on Georgia farms CAES News
Using robotics to help sort onions on Georgia farms
During the pandemic, labor problems became acute on many farms in Georgia and across the country. Farms once staffed by humans to bring produce from the field to stores for purchase were suddenly short-staffed, and the global supply chain was severely impacted. Working with UGA’s Vidalia Onion and Vegetable Research Center and A&M Farms in Lyons, Georgia, a team of researchers led by School of Computing Professor Prashant Doshi is designing collaborative robots to mitigate some of these potential challenges.

CAES Events

Join us on Thursday, June 20th for the Fendt Ride & Drive Field Day! Drop by between 9:00 am - 4:00 pm for lunch, door prizes, and to get behind the wheel of a Fendt tractor - multiple tractors on-site for loader and field work demonstration
Jun 20
9:00AM - 4:00PM Ride & Drive Field Day J. Phil Campbell Sr. Research and Education Center: Iron Horse Farm, Watkinsville, GA
Join us on Tuesday, July 2nd for the Annual Corn Boil and Farm Tour at the J. Phil Campbell Sr. Research and Education Center. Farm tours will begin at 10:00 a.m. and lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. This event is open to the public. Please RSVP by the morning of July 1, 2024, to Brooke Hale by email or call (706) 542-7236.
Jul 02
10:00AM - 2:00PM Annual Corn Boil and Farm Tour J. Phil Campbell Sr. Research and Education Center, Watkinsville, GA
The Georgia Mountain Research and Education Center will host its annual Field Day on Wednesday, July 24th, beginning at 8:00 a.m. A portion of the property will be open for a self-guided tour from 1:15-3:00 p.m. This field day is open to the public.
Jul 24
8:00AM - 3:00PM Georgia Mountain Field Day Georgia Mountain Research and Education Center, Blairsville
The Attapulgus Research and Education Center will host its annual field day on Thursday, August 1st, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This field day is open to the public.
Aug 01
8:30AM - 1:00PM Attapulgus Field Day Attapulgus Research and Education Center, Attapulgus, GA
Join us at the Southeast Research and Education Center for our annual field day on Wednesday, August 7th, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This event is open to the public.
Aug 07
9:00AM - 1:30PM Southeast Georgia Field Day Southeast Research and Education Center, Midville, GA