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Advanced Olive Milling Seminar August 18-19 at Fresno State The Institute for Food and Agriculture at Fresno State will host a two-day seminar for olive millers at the Jordan Agricultural Research Center. This advanced program will bring together olive millers from across California to explore challenges, exchange ideas and share best practices. The seminar is sold out. Please contact us to be added to the wait list.  

Who should attend the seminar? Master millers, production managers and mill operators of all levels are encouraged to attend. At least one season of milling experience is recommended.

What is the program? Confirmed presenters include Pablo Voitzuk, Thom Curry, Mary Bolton, David Garci-Aguirre, Gianni Stefanini and more to come. Expert-led sessions, panels, demonstrations and group discussions including:

• Fruit care & harvest management • Milling temperature controls • Milling effects on flavor profiles & defect development • Filtration, racking, hygiene & storage • Variety-specific challenges in California • Mill cleaning & maintenance standards • Tastings & sensory evaluation • The future of olive oil production View the full agenda

Cost to Attend $225 per person | $75 Thursday dinner (optional) The seminar is sold out. Contact us to be added to the waiting list. 

Hotel Information We have secured a discounted rate of $135/night at the Fairfield Inn & Suites Fresno Clovis. Use this link to make a reservation or call 559-323-8080.

Fresno State Invests in Olive Oil Education The Jordan College of Agriculture is seeking industry partnerships to fund ongoing olive milling education at Fresno State. Fresno State is investing in educational programs to address the growing needs of the California olive oil industry including a skilled labor pipeline, advanced technical training and applied research.

Thank you to our sponsors:Boundary Bend | Cobram EstatesCalifornia Olive Oil CouncilCalifornia Olive RanchEnzo Olive Oil Company Olive 2 Bottle Mobile Serivces Rancho el Molino Olive Oil

The proceeds of this event will be used to educate and engage students in the production of olive oil. Download sponsorship opportunities (PDF). 

For more information, contact: Kathryn Tomajan, kathryn@eatretreat.org, 707-336-2713 Vincent Ricchiuti, vincent@prfarms.com, 559-289-0201 

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