How large is JPCREC?

JPCREC is comprised of 1,077 acres in four non-contiguous units; each located in Oconee County, Georgia. The JPCREC employs a superintendent and three full-time staff members.

What is researched at JPREC?

JPCREC is a working cattle farm with 200 head of angus and angus-based brood cows. Cow-calf pairs and yearling calves are used in grazing and grazing systems trials. In addition to this research, JPCREC also supports research in soybean breeding, forage (alfalfa, fescue, ryegrass, clover) breeding, sustainable row-crop systems, cotton variety trials and cover crop trials.

How many projects are hosted at JPREC? 

JPCREC typically supports 10-12 projects. Most of these projects are 3-5 years in length.

Do only UGA scientists conduct research at JCPREC?

JPCREC primarily supports research conducted by faculty in the CAES. However, the REC also supports research conducted by scientists in the College of Veterinary Medicine as well as scientists in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. Additionally, JPCREC supported research conducted by scientists in other state and federal agencies.

How can I arrange a visit?

JPCREC has an annual “corn boil” which is the REC's primary field day. The event is held in late June and is open to anyone interested in learning more about the center and the current research efforts at the center. There are also field days and demonstrations at various times during the year highlighting specific areas of research at the center. If you would like to schedule a visit to the center, please contact Brooke Powell at bpowell@uga.edu.

What are the REC's operating hours?

JPCREC is a working farm, but normal business hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday.