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.
Newly purchased sensors will allow growers to monitor fertilizer movements in their soil over time and adjust irrigation and other production practices to minimize fertilizer loss through leaching. CAES News
UGA Extension helps farmers improve efficiency, save 100 million gallons of water
Over the last few decades, water use-related disagreements between Georgia and its surrounding states have held the spotlight in the Southeast. To address the need for conservation, the Agricultural Water Efficiency Team (AgWET) was created to train University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agents to transfer advanced irrigation scheduling knowledge to growers through a unique one-on-one educational approach.
Most of the time, covers are used to reduce frost damage, while freeze damage depends on the plant species. CAES News
Cold protection options for growing fruit and vegetables throughout the winter
Whether you’re a home gardener or a production farmer, Georgia’s mild climate allows for a variety of fruits and vegetables to be grown throughout the year. However, with erratic weather events and broad temperature swings during the winter and early spring months, having a few cold protection resources on hand can help you weather the unpredictability.

CAES Events

This one-day course is an introduction to good agricultural practices. Small-scale fruit and vegetable growers will skills necessary to draft a food safety plan, identify safety concerns, and build knowledge on certifications and resources. $20 per person. Lunch is included. Registration closes on January 25th, 2023. If you have trouble registering please email Charlie Evans at ece15523@uga.edu. For cancellations, please email efs@uga.edu. Cancellations made a week or less before the event will not be refunded. Cancellations made prior to a week before the workshop will be issued a full refund. All workshops and courses are subject to cancellation by Food Science and Technology Extension. In this case, full refunds will be issued to all who have paid registration fees. Neither The University of Georgia nor Food Science and Technology Extension are required to reimburse any expenses made by the attendee prior to cancellation except for the registration fee.
Feb 01
8:45AM - 4:00PM Introduction to Farm Food Safety Best Practices Toccoa Falls College, Gate Cottage, Toccoa Falls, GA
Ways to view: Athens: CAGT Room 128 - Attend seminar in person Griffin: 102 SLC - Join your colleagues and watch the Zoom feed Tifton: 125 NESPAL - Join your colleagues and watch the Zoom feed 
Feb 02
4:00PM - 5:00PM PBGG Spring Seminar Series: Diploid Potato Breeding: Reimagining the Potatoes of Tomorrow by Anne Frances Jarrell CAGT 128 and via Zoom
Private event.
Feb 02
5:00PM - 7:30PM Social Security 567 Workshops
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