These generous supporters have helped advance our work in building California’s crop of the future!
Firmin Berta (’57) and his late brother Irvin have provided $750,000 to advance the Olive Center’s pioneering research.
Thom has provided his mobile mill and crew for our Master Milling course without charge so that the attendees can experience the milling process.
Mary is the Director of Technical Services at the California Olive Ranch (COR).
Mark and Ann Sievers, owners of Il Fiorello Olive Oil Company, have generously transported and milled the Olive Center’s olives for several years without charge.
Leandro Ravetti, technical director of Boundary Bend Olives, has donated his services as the presenter of the Olive Center’s annual Master Milling course.
Julia Tinsley is the Senior Corporate Manager of QA and R&D at Bell-Carter Foods, Inc. — a company which produces half of the black-ripe olives in the United States.
Felix is a member of the center’s Executive Advisory Board, guiding the preparation and implementation of the center’s strategic plan and its collaboration with olive producers.
Brady Whitlow is the President of Corto Olive, one of California’s largest producers of extra virgin olive oil.
Karen serves as a valued member of the center’s Executive Advisory Board and Malcolm has expertly crafted olive oil from UC Davis olives.
Sam Bayraktar generously donated a full day of milling services to the Olive Center at UC Davis’ Wolfskill Ranch in 2019.