TXAOO News & Updates

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…

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…

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…

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…