Friday, April 13, 2012

Crop Diversification: Olive Oil Tasting and Processing

Olive Oil Tasting & Spanish Olive Oil Processing

June 5, 2012 (Tuesday)
Waimea Civic Center Conference Room,
67-5189 Kamamalu Rd., Kamuela, HI 96743

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Olive oil taste testing
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm 
Talk on Olive fruit harvesting and processing

Tasting of different quality Spanish olive oils and a talk by Kacie Ho and Wayne Iwaoka on “Spanish Olives: Growing, Harvesting, and Processing”

Ms. Kacie Ho and Dr. Wayne Iwaoka.
Kacie is a resident of Waikoloa, HI and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree (with distinction) from the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa in May, 2012.  She recently accepted a 4-year fellowship offer to pursue a PhD degree in Food Science at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. 

Dr. Iwaoka is a Food scientist in the Dept. of Human Nutrition, Food and Animal Sciences, University of Hawaii at Manoa.  Both spent Fall semester 2011 in a Study Abroad Program in Sevilla, Spain, visited one of the largest olive oil processing plants in Andalucia, and put together a presentation about Spanish olives and olive oil processing. 

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