Nine Seats Left for Master Olive Oil Milling Course

 Farming & Gardening, Olive Oil Production, Pressing/Milling, Seminars  Comments Off on Nine Seats Left for Master Olive Oil Milling Course
Aug 302013
 

Just nine seats left for UC Davis Master Olive Oil Milling Short Course.

Learn to mill olive oil with one of the top extra virgin olive oil producers in the world, Leandro Ravetti, of Boundary Bend Ltd in Australia. He will be teaching at UC Davis in October and you have just a few more days to get a discount.

I took this class last year and it was great. Follow this link to sign up.

May the sun shine through your branches.

www.olivecrazy.com

Is Olive Oil Milling for You? Find Out at UC Davis

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Jun 132013
 

Thanks to climate change growing olives for olive oil is spreading quickly. Along with the commercial growing of olives is the need for trained millers.

If you want your olives to have a fighting chance to be bottled and sold as extra virgin olive oil you have less than 24 hours to mill your olives. Of course, there are many other factors to this simplistic formula, BUT I know where you can go to learn all about milling olive oil properly and well.

The University of California at Davis is conducting its 2013 Master Milling Short Course October 3rd through 5th. The instructor is a fantastic miller, Leandro Ravetti.

Leandro is among the world’s top experts in olive oil production.   He is the technical director of Australia’s Boundary Bend Limited whose success is guided by thorough economic, chemical and sensory analysis to maximize production efficiency and oil quality. Leandro’s expertise guides Boundary Bend to top awards at international olive oil competitions.

Here is the link to the course. Don’t forget to sign up early so you can take advantage of the discount.

Also, check out the new UC Davis “Survey of Consumer Attitudes on Olive Oil.” The information is great.

May the sun shine through your branches.

www.olivecrazy.com

Georgia Olive Growers Association 2013 Annual Meeting and Conference

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May 022013
 

I can’t believe I forgot to mention this event yet. On next Friday, May 10th, the Georgia Olive Growers Association will be holding its 2013 Annual Meeting and Conference.

Here is the link for information and registration: GOGA 2013 Annual Meeting and Conference.

The meeting will be held in Lakeland, Georgia at the Threatte Center, which was the sight of the last several annual meetings. The information provided is always great and you meet some interesting people.

I hope to see you there.

May the sun shine through your branches.

www.olivecrazy.com

May 012013
 

If you live in Georgia and want to start a food business or are planning on starting a food business in Georgia, this class is a MUST GO. The class is not taught very often and is chock full of absolutely necessary information. There are seats left and the discounted hotel block ends on May 6th. Registration for the course ends tomorrow, the 2nd.

HURRY!

Here is the link to the class brochure on the University of Georgia Agriculture Extension Services website, Starting a New Food Business in Georgia.

UPDATE: Since publishing this article, UGA sent me a better link for registering for the class. Here it is – https://estore.uga.edu/C21653_ustores/web/store_cat.jsp?STOREID=42&CATID=205. Notice that there are even classes coming at the end of the year.

May the sun shine through your branches.

www.olivecrazy.com

UC Davis Olive Oil Milling Courses in October

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Sep 132012
 

The University of California at Davis is hosting two olive oil milling courses this October and I have signed up. The first course, Introduction to Olive Oil Milling, will be held on October 4, 2012. The second course, Advanced Olive Oil Milling, will be held on October 5 and 6, 2012. Both will be taught at the UC Davis Conference Center.

The instructor is Pablo Canamasas, the oil production technical manager at Boundary Bend Limited, which is Australia’s largest olive oil producer. Boundary Bend is owned by Cobram Estate.

Here is the link to registration and the agenda for each day. I hope to see you there.

May the sun shine through your branches.

www.olivecrazy.com