TXAOO News & Updates

July 6, 2022

Final Performance Report – Grant Project

Attention growers, the grant project is in and attached is the Final Performance Report for grant Project SC-1920-13, Developing strategies for mitigating the impacts of freezing and cotton-root-rot on olive production in Texas; Vijay J. Joshi, Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Uvalde in collaboration with TXAOO Final Performance Report_Olive_2022

March 9, 2022

Growing Texas Olives – Podcast

If you haven't seen it yet, tune in and check it out! Now available under the TXAOO Education tab or you can click on this link as well https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/growing-texas-olives-1977388This podcast is meant to provide education and guidance for anyone interested in growing olives (Olea europaea) in Texas.Produced by Stephen Janak, Horticultural Program Specialist with Texas…

May 21, 2024

2024 Conference Resources

All current members can access the presentation slides from the May 3, 2024 Texas Olive Conference.  They provide the latest insights on growing olives in Texas, and we hope you find it informative and helpful.   Thanks to Stephen Janak for making these materials available to all members of TXAOO.  

March 19, 2024

2024 Texas Olive Conference Registration

The Board of Directors of the Texas Association of Olive Oil (TXAOO) invites you to register for our annual oliveconference on Friday, May 3, 2024. Start time will be 10:30 a.m. at High Pasture Olives at Dogleg Ranch (2724Kyle Ranch Road, Bandera, TX 78003). Experienced growers along with prospective or new growers areencouraged to attend.…

February 28, 2024

Save the Date: Texas Olive Conference 2024

The Board of Directors of the Texas Association of Olive Oil (TXAOO) invites you to save the date of Friday, May 3, 2024 for our annual olive conference. Start time will be at 10:30 a.m., and we will conclude no later than 4:00 p.m. This year’s conference will be hosted by High Pasture Olives at…

September 20, 2023

2023 Board of Directors

TXAOO Members – Greetings, and best regards to you and your farms/businesses from your new 2023 Board of Directors. Please know that we are working hard to transition into our new roles, set priorities and make plans for where we want to take this organization over the coming years. Let me introduce our new slate…

August 25, 2023

2023 Board Announcement

It is with great pleasure that I would like to announce the newly elected Boards Members for the Texas Association of Olive Oil (TXAOO). The composition of the TXAOO board is as follows: Christine McCabe Cathy Bernell Renee Majowicz Mike Walzel Adam Jenschke Mark A Jones Stephen Janak was also seated as a non-voting Ad…

April 24, 2023

TXAOO 2023 Announcements

April 5, 2023 Dear members, sponsors and friends, On behalf of the Board members of Texas Association of Olive Oil (TXAOO), we would like to make the following announcements: Despite the complete loss of olives in the state of Texas for the last two years, the fortitude and determination shown by Texas olive growers have…

December 1, 2022

TXAOO 2022 Year-End Update and Announcements

December 1, 2022 Dear fellow Texas olive growers and supporters: As the end of 2022 rapidly approaches, the TXAOO board wishes to address and inform the TXAOO members of the progress, status, and strategies for our association.  As in 2021, the 2022 Texas olive production was at zero and, as reflective of the Texas olive…

November 20, 2022

Sept. 30 Olive Conference Materials

Thank you to all who attended and presented at TXAOO's olive conference, both live and online. The conference was originally held on Sept. 30, 2022 in Uvalde TX. Below are some materials and recordings from the conference, for those of you who were unable to attend. Early History of Olives in Texas Presenter: Larry Stein…

Texas Olive Update & Grower’s Seminar on June 3rd in Uvalde, Texas

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension will host a Texas Olive Update & Grower’s Seminar on June 3rd in Uvalde, Texas. This half-day educational event will provide an update on the status of the Texas olive industry and on research efforts regarding olive production in Texas. Lessons learned over the past 25 years of commercial olive production…

March 16, 2022

The Future of TXAOO

Dear members, sponsors, and friends, On behalf of the Board members of the Texas Association of Olive Oil (TXAOO), we aremaking the following announcements: The unprecedented winter storm of 2021, known as Winter Storm Uri, resulted in devastatinglosses to the Texas olive industry. Specifically, complete olive crop loss for 2021 as well as theloss of entire olive…

September 1, 2021

Texas Association of Olive Oil Fall Event Postponed

As some of you may be aware, the TXAOO Board of Directors is in the midst of planning an exciting in-person event this Fall.  With the uncertainty and unpredictability of the COVID 19 strains and our concern for the health of our members and general public, it was decided to postpone the Fall event to…

May 19, 2021

May 2021 Board Meeting

Minutes of the Board Meeting of Texas Association of Olive Oil May 19, 2021 Called to Order: 12:08 pm The meeting was held via Google Meet.   I. Quorum. A quorum was declared present based on the presence of the following Board Members:   Cathy Bernell  Michael Paz  Beth Boone  Jill Jewett  Chris&ne McCabe  Mary Goerner  Absent Board Member(s): Randy Brazil, Stephen Janak   The following actions…

April 6, 2021

Restore, Rehabilitate and Revitalize Texas Olive Orchards

Date: April 24, 2021 Time: 1:00 – 5:00 pm Location: Jewett Farm, 1691 CR 258, Moulton, TX, 77975 It’s springtime in the olive orchard and time for the trees to wake up from one of the harshest winters on record for Texas. No doubt orchards around Texas look different this Spring. Join Stephen Janak, Extension…

February 24, 2021

Feb. 2021 Board Meeting

Minutes of the Board Meetingof Texas Association of Olive OilFebruary 24, 2021Called to Order: 12:03pm The meeting was held via Google Meet. I. Quorum.  A quorum was declared present based on the presence of the following Board Members: Cathy BernellMichael PazBeth BooneJill JewettChristine McCabeStephen JanakRandy BrazilAbsent Board Member(s): Mary Goerner The following actions were taken…

December 1, 2020

TXAOO New Board and Agenda

Texas Association of Olive Oil (TXAOO) held its first board members meeting on November 11, 2020 via Google Meet. The business of the board included welcoming the newly elected board members, electing the officers and establishing an agenda. (more…)

November 12, 2020

Nov. 2020 Board Meeting

Minutes of the Board Meetingof Texas Association of Olive OilNovember 12, 2020Called to Order: 12:05pm The introductory meeting for the newly elected TXAOO Board was held via Google Meet. 1. Quorum.  A quorum was declared present based on the presence of the following Board Members: Cathy BernellMichael PazMary GoernerBeth BooneJill JewettChristine McCabeAbsent Board Member(s) Randy…

July 19, 2019

Commissioner Miller Seeks Members for New Texas Olive Oil Advisory Board

Today, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller announced the Texas Department of Agriculture is now accepting applications to fill nine seats on the new Texas Olive Oil Advisory Board created by the Texas Legislature earlier this year. The new board will be responsible for developing a plan to promote and expand the growing olive oil industry…