At the fifth annual Oregon Truffle Festival, French truffle researcher and truffle farmer Pierre Sourzat and Spanish truffle researchers Carlos Colinas and Christine Fischer will lead two-day seminars during the three-day festival Jan. 29 to 31, 2010, at the Valley River Inn in Eugene, Ore.

The three experts will lead the Truffle Cultivation Seminar, an introductory course on truffle cultivation followed by a truffle hunt; and the Truffle Growers' Forum, a gathering to discuss current events and developments in the international truffle industry. Other educational seminars include the Grand Truffle Dinner, featuring local black and white truffles; and Truffle Dog Training, where attendees will introduce their dogs to the aroma of truffles and teach them to hunt for Oregon’s native truffles.

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