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In the December edition of Grove Innovation we shared exciting news about the National Table Olive Workshop Tour being run by South African expert Linda Costa, one of the star presenters at the 2018 and 2019 National Olive Industry Conferences.

Following outstanding attendee feedback, Costa is returning to Australia in February 2020 to share more of her practical, user-friendly information with Australian olive growers and producers.

Working with the AOA, she will deliver a full day program in each state, ensuring industry-wide access to her expertise. The program will cover all aspects of table olive production and marketing, from varietal options and processing methods to food safety and consumer demand.

Details

Venues have now been confirmed, with full details for the national schedule shown below. You’ll find more information, including the draft program, on the OliveBiz website here.

2020 National Table Olive Workshop Schedule
Location Date Venue
Hobart 19 February Donegal Room, Launceston Country Club, Launceston
Melbourne 21 February Best Western Airport Motel & Convention Centre, Attwood
Adelaide 23 February University of Adelaide, Waite Campus, Urrbrae
Hunter Valley 25 February Potters Brewery, Wine Country Drive, Nulkaba
ACT 27 February Gold Creek Country Club, 50 Curran Dr, Nicholls
Perth 1 March Owen Homeopathics, Seminar Room, 443 Great Eastern Highway, Perth

The cost is $110 inc GST for AOA members and levy payers, $132 inc GST for others, including course registration, morning and afternoon tea, lunch and a light post-workshop meal.

Don’t miss out!

Registration for all workshops is now open. Numbers for each are limited, so if you’re thinking about going into table olives, or looking to improve your current production set-up, make sure you register now to secure your place.

The National Table Olive Workshops are part of the Olive levy project Australian olive industry communications and extension program (OL18000), funded by Hort Innovation, using the Hort Innovation olive research and development levy, co-investment from the Australian Olive Association and contributions from the Australian Government.