World Olive Day events organized by Akhisar Commodity Exchange, ATSO, Akhisar Chamber of Agriculture and Akhisar Municipality in Akhisar.
World Olive Day events organized by Akhisar Commodity Exchange, ATSO, Akhisar Chamber of Agriculture and Akhisar Municipality in Akhisar. In the program, which started in Ayhan Sicimoğlu olive oil workshop located in Alhatoğlu olive oil factory in Akhisar Organized Industrial Zone, the guests were welcomed by Commodity Exchange President Alper Alhat, ATSO President Dr Mehmet Ulusoy, Agriculture Chamber President Ahmet Akboğa and Alhatoğlu olive oil business owner Mustafa Alhat. During the World Olive Day events, Ayhan Sicimoğlu gave information about the importance of olive and olive oil to the guests, and then the Haus Olive Oil Machines company official gave information about the olive oil machines.
With the attendance of Manisa Journalists Association President Ertuğrul Aytaç and Sabah Newspaper columnist Yavuz Doat, Olive Oil Promotion Specialist Dr Müge Nebioğlu gave information about the benefits of olive oil and olive oil consumption, the guests were also given olive oil to taste.
“Gratitude for Olive” march was held. At 14.30, with the participation of the Akhisar Municipal Band and Folk Dances teams, the “Gratitude for Olive” cortege march started from the Şehit Teğmen Tahir Ün Street. The march, which started after the performance of the folk dances, passed Tahir Ün Street, in front of Yeni Mosque, in front of the fire station, Altıeylül school and ended in front of the new municipal building. While the raisins were distributed during the cortege walk, which was attended by the farmers with their tractors, Akhisar Chamber of Agriculture staff distributed carnations to the protocol. After the march that ended in the Ulusal Egemenlik Square, an exhibition of paintings drawn by students was opened in the Akhisar Municipality Foyer.
Deputy Uğur Aydemir, CHP Deputy A. Vehbi Bakırlıoğlu, Akhisar District Governor Sabit Kaya, Commander Air Enforcement Colonel Mehmet Şahin, District Gendarmerie Commander Mete Demir, Mayor Salih Hız, deputy mayors, Chairman of the District Chamber of Agriculture Ahmet Akbuğu, District Agriculture Director Ahmet Kılıç, District Police Director Engin Pınar, representatives of public institutions and organizations, representatives of non-governmental organizations, farmers and citizens attended the march and exhibition.
On Saturday, November 24, breakfast in Taş Mansion, lunch, olive oil contest, painting contest awards, panel, olive picking, pressing of olives and the concert of Ayhan Sicimoğlu in the pond area took place.