UC Davis Olive Center

UC Davis Olive Center

The UC Davis Olive Center has built a strong university/industry coalition aimed at meeting the research and education needs of olive growers and processors. Since its founding in 2008, the Center has delivered more than $5 million in research and campus resources while supporting itself through product sales, course revenue, research grants, and donations.

Locally Sourced

December 02, 2016

UC Davis students try their hand at harvesting olives from campus research groves

Quality olive oil starts with freshly picked olives, rushed to the mill for pressing. In late November, UC Davis students got a taste of the effort involved in harvest by hand-gathering fruit from olive trees at campus research groves.