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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…

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…