Here is the information many of you are awaiting. Below is the entire notification I received from the Georgia Olive Growers Association about the rescheduled workshop and olive orchard tour.
“The Georgia Olive Growers Association (GOGA) has rescheduled the spring workshop and olive orchard tour for May 22nd due to cold weather setbacks in the orchard. The workshop will be held at the Threatte Civic Center in Lakeland, GA followed by olive orchard tours in the surrounding area. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m., educational presentations will start at 9 a.m. and orchard tours will commence after lunch.
The focus of the workshop will answer questions many current and potential olive growers are asking, such as how to start an olive orchard, what are the pest pressures in the southeast, and will olives grow successfully in Georgia. Current Georgia olive producers will also share their experiences with establishing and maintaining their olive orchards.
A tour of olive orchards will follow the workshop and, weather permitting, fruit set will have just begun. This event is open to both members and non-members of the association.
GOGA Executive Director Beth Bland Oleson has high hopes for the one-day event. “This is an opportunity to not only cultivate more interest in the olive industry, but also to further educate growers on how to be more efficient and economical in their growing practices,” she said.
If you have any questions or would like more information about educational workshops, contact Beth Bland Oleson at 706-845-9085 or georgiaolivegrowers@asginfo.
Now it’s time for Olive Crazy to head to her calendar and select the edit button. I hope to see you there.
May the sun shine through your branches.