Dan Flynn

Sep. 21, 2020

Olive Center Founder Steps Down After 12 Years

Dan Flynn has announced he will resign as the executive director of the UC Davis Olive Center. His successor’s main challenge will be expanding the center’s financial base.

Jul. 23, 2019

Donations Help Fund Research and Award-Winning Production at UC Davis

Recent donations have allowed the leading U.S. olive oil research center to invest in new equipment, expand their olive groves and improve production.

Jan. 17, 2018

UC Davis Olive Center Turns 10

The University of California at Davis Olive Center celebrates its tenth anniversary this week as a research and education center that continues to make an impact on the olive oil industry worldwide.

Aug. 24, 2015

High Society: Chemists Recognize 9 Olive Oil Tasting Panels that Made the Grade

The American Oil Chemists' Society anointed 9 panels on its annual list of top tasters.

Oct. 3, 2014

UC Davis Master Milling Course to Squeeze Out Another Day

The expanded, four-day course will train people to be exceptional olive oil producers through world-class instruction on the nuances of the craft.

May. 30, 2013

Survey Reveals Surprising Views Toward Olive Oil

Despite a common refrain that olive oil should not be used for cooking, consumers do it anyway, according to a survey by the UC Davis Olive Center.

Jul. 13, 2012

Flynn Brings Olive Oil Education to D.C. Festival

The UC Davis Olive Center attended the 46th Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington this month to talk with visitors about olive oil quality.

Apr. 27, 2012

103rd AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo

1,600 colleagues will gather to focus on the science and business dynamics currently driving the global fats and oils industries.

Mar. 18, 2012

American Olive Oil Producers Draft Federal Marketing Order

American olive oil producers are drafting a federal marketing order that would set higher quality standards, redefine grades and require new testing of all olive oil produced here.

Jan. 24, 2012

Stakeholders to Testify at California Olive Oil Hearing

Extra virgin olive oil fraud will be the topic of an informational hearing Thursday at the California State Capitol in Sacramento.

Dec. 6, 2011

Critical Information for Olive Oil Decision Makers

Top olive oil experts will share insights to help distinguish good quality olive oil from bad at a January 12 conference presented by the Culinary Institute of America and the UC Davis Olive Center.

Oct. 31, 2011

Aussie Standard Wrapped, Paul Miller Pitches New World Olive Oil Quality 'Alliance'

Miller leads a new alliance that aims to connect producers and consumers with an olive oil quality indexing system and restoring the "good brand" of extra virgin.

Oct. 10, 2011

College Recognizes Olive Center's Dan Flynn with Award of Distinction

The University of California at Davis College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences chose the Olive Center director for its Award of Distinction.