Events at the UC Davis Olive Center

Olive Growing for Oil

March 15th and 16th

Two of the world’s top olive experts, Paul Vossen and Leandro Ravetti, team up for two days packed with information for those growing olives for oil. Suitable for beginning or experienced olive growers of all sizes, as well as those just interested in learning more about growing this crop. This course will help attendees maximize their ability to produce olives and olive oil of top quality and market value.

Sensory Evaluation of Olive Oil Certificate Course I

June 11th and 12th

The essential sensory course for the professional buyer, importer, category manager, producer, or anyone who wants to gain expertise in evaluating olive oil. Sensory, culinary, chemistry and policy experts guide you through a unique tasting and educational odyssey.

Master Milling Certificate Course

Sept 23-25

The Master Milling Certificate Course has helped hundreds of olive oil processors produce better oil more efficiently. The course will be led by Leandro Ravetti, among the world’s top experts in olive oil processing, growing, and standards. As executive director of Australia’s Boundary Bend Limited, Leandro has helped guide the company to rapid growth, optimum efficiency, and top awards at international olive oil competitions. The company’s success is guided by innovation, data, and analysis to maximize oil production efficiency and quality. The course will include a field trip to three olive oil processors in Yolo County, including to Boundary Bend’s new U.S. facility.