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Professional Association Directory

 

The Olive Oil Source is pleased to provide this Professional Association Directory to the olive oil community. This information is provided as a service by The Olive Oil Source. It does not imply an endorsement of the associations or any of their products or services. For more information, please contact the associations directly. To add a resource to this directory, write to listing@oliveoilsource.com.

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cooc_logo.jpg California Olive Oil Council (COOC)

The California Olive Oil Council was founded in 1992. The COOC is a non-profit trade and marketing association whose purpose is to promote the growing of olives and the production of olive oil in California. The COOC supports certified olive oil standards and provides grower, producer and consumer education. Through our Seal Certification program, we help everyone from home chefs to restaurants find guaranteed extra virgin olive oils for their kitchen. Meetings and events, many of them open to the public, focus on a wide range of subjects, from marketing olive oil to managing their orchards.

California Organic Program

CDFA’s Organic Program is responsible for enforcement of the federal Organic Foods Production Act of 1990, and the California Organic Products Act of 2003. These statutes protect consumers, producers, handlers, processors and retailers by establishment of standards under which fresh agricultural products/foods may be labeled and/or sold as “organic”. The California Department of Public Health enforces laws pertaining to processed products marketed as “organic”.

CRA_logo.jpg California Restaurant Association (CRA)

The CRA provides restaurant owners and operators with insights from and collaboration with other food industry professionals. The CRA provides restaurant and hospitality service providers with a platform to easily reach industry decision makers in the Golden State.

cwa_logo.jpg California Women for Agriculture

CWA's basic role is to help its members develop the knowledge and skills necessary to convey the mutual benefits of a vibrant agricultural economy and healthy rural communities to those who are in positions to impact the future of agriculture in California.

calcasfs_logo.jpg Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems

The Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems is a research, education, and public service program at the University of California, Santa Cruz, dedicated to increasing ecological sustainability and social justice in the food and agriculture system.

caff_logo.jpg Community Alliance with Family Farmers

The Community Alliance with Family Farmers is building a movement of rural and urban people to foster family-scale agriculture that cares for the land, sustains local economies and promotes social justice.

Cornell Composting

This website is maintained by the Cornell Waste Management Institute and provides access to a variety of composting educational materials and programs developed at Cornell University.

EWGlogo.jpg Environmental Working Group (EWG)

The mission of the Environmental Working Group (EWG) is to use the power of public information to protect public health and the environment. EWG is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, founded in 1993.

ffa_logo.jpg Family Farm Alliance

The Family Farm Alliance is a powerful advocate for family farmers, ranchers, irrigation districts, and allied industries in seventeen Western states. The Alliance is focused on one mission - To ensure the availability of reliable, affordable irrigation water supplies to Western farmers and ranchers.

Fertilizer Research and Education Program

The Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) funds and coordinates research to advance the environmentally safe and agronomically sound use and handling of fertilizer materials. FREP serves growers, agricultural supply and service professionals, extension personnel, public agencies, consultants, and other interested parties.