First-ever 'Florida Olive Forum' comes to DeLand Saturday, Feb. 22

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The forum will include:

• 9:30 a.m. — Welcome by Allen Day
• 9:45 a.m. — “Growing Olives in Florida” by Dana Venrick
• 10:15 a.m. — Break, with samples of olives, olive tea and olive treats
• 10:30 a.m. — “Growing and Pressing Olives in South Georgia,” by Scott Courson of Georgia Olive Tree Nursery
• 11 a.m. — “Fabulous Olive Tour to Spain in 2014,” by Frederic Penaranda, AAA travel counselor
• 11:30 a.m. — “Answers to Your Questions,” by the olive panel: olive growers Robin Vick in Ocala and Jim Tschida in Haines City, along with Courson and Venrick
• Noon — Drawings for Arbequina olive trees, gift certificates and prizes
• 12:15 p.m. — Lunch on your own in Downtown DeLand
• 1:30 p.m. — An olive-pruning demonstration at Quality Green Specialists at 1639 N. Spring Garden Ave. in DeLand
• 2:30 p.m. — Adjourn

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On the featured photo by Pat Andrews:
Cold day, hot crop — Dana Venrick, president of Quality Green Specialists in DeLand, shows off a couple of young olive trees or “liners,” that already bear unripe olives. Olive trees, unlike citrus trees, can survive freezes down to 12 degrees. Venrick’s company will sponsor the Florida Olive Forum at the Volusia County Agricultural Center in DeLand Saturday, Feb. 22.

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