Source: Olive Oil Commission of California
Olive Oil Commission of California Holds Grower Meeting March 19 at Robert J Cabral Ag Center in Stockton
Sacramento, CA — The Olive Oil Commission of California will hold a Grower Meeting March 19 at the Robert J. Cabral Agricultural Center in Stockton.Â All California olive oil growers, industry members and other interested parties are encouraged to attend to learn about the Olive Oil Commission of California (OOCC) funded research and hear an update on the organizationâ€™s activities.
The event will begin at 9:00 a.m. and conclude with lunch provided by the OOCC.Â The morningâ€™s agenda features a presentation by OOCC Executive Director Chris Zanobini who will provide an overview of OOCC activities and accomplishments since its formation in 2014.
â€œThe OOCC was created by California olive oil industry members to support California olive oil farmers by conducting research, developing quality standards and then verifying quality through mandatory government sampling and third-party analysis,â€� said Zanobini. â€œWe are very excited to show producers how the program is working to ensure California olive oil is trusted and valued.â€�
Presentations will be provided by researchers who are working to help California olive oil farmers to better understand and control olive oil pests and disease.Â Dr. Jim Adaskaveg of University of California, Riverside will provide an update on his work to control olive knot and Dr. Flourent Trouillas of Kearney Agriculture Research and Extension Center in Parlier will present findings on his Neofabraea research.
Dr. Selina Wang of the UC Davis Olive Center will provide an overview of several ongoing projects being conducted by the Olive Center to understand and improve on the quality and shelf-life of California olive oils.
To attend the event, please RSVP to Tyler Rood at firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday, March 15, 2018.
More information on the OOCC can be found on their website at www.oliveoilcommission.org. Interested parties can also sign up on the website to receive the OOCC newsletter sent via email which includes updates on activities of the OOCC.