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2022 Growing Olives for Oil Production


Friday & Saturday July 15-16, 2022



8:30 AM – 4:00 PM. Lunch will be provided. More information on the schedule to be announced.

Please contact Adele Amico Roxas (adamicoroxas@ucdavis.edu) to request an accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, for any food allergy and dietary restrictions



Theory: UC DAVIS Olive Oil Center 

Silverado Vineyards Sensory Theater
392 Old Davis Road, Davis CA 95616

Practical demonstrations: UC DAVIS Wolfskill Experimental Orchard

4334 Putah Creek Rd, Winters CA 95694 and field tour to local grower in Yolo County



• Croppin systems and requirements
• Integrated pest management
• Irrigation and fertility
• Varieties
• Harvest


  • Leandro Ravetti – Executive Director of Cobram Estate
  • Giulia Marino – Professor of Extension, UCD
  • Ciriaco Chavez - Vice President of Agriculture and Industry affairs with Boundary Bend Olives
  • Kent Daane – CE Specialist, UCANR
  • Cindy Kron – UC Cooperative Extension, UCANR
  • Jim Adaskaveg - Professor and plant pathologist, UCR
  • Richard Rosecrance – Pomology professor, CSU Chico
  • Alexandra Kicenik Devarenne — International olive oil judge, consultant and writer
  • Javier Fernandez- Salvador — UC Davis Olive Center Executive director

    Program and instructors subject to change without notice



    Visitor Parking Lot 2 | Gateway Structure
    Friday 15th: Download ParkMobile app to conduct permit transactions from your phone. We advise you do this prior to arrival as the app requires a few steps to accept payment. All parking at UC Davis is now managed through the app and required.

    Saturday 16th: Free


    PRICE PER TICKET (lunch included):




    Registration and payment is only available through the UC Davis registration site and will close on July 12th or when the capacity is met.  No other forms of payment can be accepted. 

    This is our first class offering in two years and we are expecting registration to fill up quickly. Due to COVID, we will not be able to have additional spots beyond the allowed capacity, no exceptions.


    The UC Davis Olive Center has created an olive oil educational series in a specific order for the participants to get the most out of it. Starting with the Sensory Evaluation, to deeply understand the final product being made, followed by the Growing course in which the participant can learn the tools to make the right decision before even planting any trees and finishing with the Master Milling for producers that have facilities to mill their own oil.


    For our out-of-town visitors, multiple accommodations are available and some provide discounted UC Davis event rates.

    Hyatt Place UC Davis
    173 Old Davis Road Extension
    Davis, California
    Book online and select “UC Davis” rate

    Hilton Garden Inn Davis Downtown
    110 F St
    Davis, California
    530-753-3600 and mention “UC Davis rates”

    Best Western Plus Palm Court Hotel
    234 D Street
    Davis, California

    Aggie Inn, Ascend Hotel Collection
    245 First Street
    Davis, California

    Best Western University Lodge
    123 B Street
    Davis, California



    Email: for more information please email ucdolivecenter@ucdavis.edu



    This class does not allow for refunds and will not be cancelled. In the event of a new COVID restriction or other unforeseen reason that may cancel in-person classes at UC Davis, we will ship samples to the registered participants and the class will be held in a live virtual format online via Zoom. NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED.





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    UC Davis Olive Center at the Robert Mondavi Institute, Sensory Building

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    Begin Date:

    Jul 15, 2022

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    End Date:

    Jul 16, 2022

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    Price Per Ticket:


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    Last day to register online:

    Tuesday, July 12, 2022