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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

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supagro.jpg Montpellier SupAgro

Montpellier SupAgro, le Centre International d’études supérieures en sciences agronomiques, is a school with programs in food industry engineering. It is a research center in INRA, l’Institut National de Recherches Agronomiques (

NationalAgriculturalLibrary_Logo.png National Agricultural Library

The National Agricultural Library is one of four national libraries of the United States, with locations in Beltsville, Maryland and Washington, D.C. It houses one of the world's largest and most accessible agricultural information collections and serves as the nexus for a national network of state land-grant and U.S. Department of Agriculture field libraries.

Nass_logo.jpg California Agricultural Statistics Service

The National Agricultural Statistics Service provides timely, accurate, and useful statistics in service to U.S. agriculture.

niop.hp_logo.jpg National Institute Of Oilseed Products (NIOP)

The National Institute of Oilseed Products is an international trade association with the principal objective of promoting the general business welfare of persons, firms and corporations engaged in the buying, selling, processing, shipping, storage and use of vegetable oils and raw materials.

usdaorganic.jpg National Organic Program of the USDA

The National Organic Program (NOP) develops, implements, and administers national production, handling, and labeling standards for organic agricultural products. The NOP also accredits the certifying agents (foreign and domestic) who inspect organic production and handling operations to certify that they meet USDA standards.

Founded in 1919, the National Restaurant Association is the leading business association for the restaurant industry. Together with the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, our goal is to lead America’s restaurant industry into a new era of prosperity, prominence, and participation, enhancing the quality of life for all we serve.

naooa_logo.jpg North American Olive Oil Association (NAOOA)

The North American Olive Oil Association (NAOOA) is committed to supplying North American consumers with quality products in a fair and competitive environment; to fostering a clear understanding of the different grades of olive oil; and to expounding the benefits of olive oil in nutrition, health, and the culinary arts.

NCWA_logo.jpg Northern California Water Association (NCWA)

The Northern California Water Association (NCWA) was formed in 1992 to present a unified voice to ensure that this region has water supplies to sustain these various purposes--both now and into the future. NCWA's Board of Director's and staff are committed to constructive leadership in the pursuit of solutions to resolve California's most perplexing water problems. NCWA seeks to protect the region's water rights and supplies by implementing an integrated regional water management plan across this diverse region and by working with Congress, the State Legislature, state and federal agencies and various stakeholders.

ogc_logo.jpg Olive Growers Council of California

When the Olive Growers Council was organized as a bargaining cooperative, it entered the California scene as the only organization with the mission of trying to improve prices paid to farmers for their table olives delivered to the commercial processors.

SA_logo.jpg Soil Association

This is the UK's leading environmental charity promoting sustainable, organic farming and championing human health.