Kibbutz Givat Oz is a part of the Kibbutz Haartzi stream of Hashomer Hatzair, located in the northern Israel in the Jezreel vally near Afula. The kibbutz area covers 7,000 dunams, and it was set up in 1949 and its founders were members of Hashomer Hatzair movement.
The name "Givat Oz" is symbolic, in memory of the heroism of the courage of IDF soldiers who fought in the area during the War of Independence. The meaning of the Hebrew word "Oz" is heroism, courage.
Kibbutz Givat Oz counts 400 members and 6 international volunteers in general. The local community is young and vibrant. The local residents operate in agriculture in terms of plantations and animal farms (chicken and cowshed), as well as in industrial channels on the basis of local factories or employment centers in the area.
Agriculture: The plant farming sector in Givat Oz covers an area of 5500 dunams divided between field crops and almond orchards. Field crops are various crops including wheat, clover, sunflower, chickpeas, onions, garlic and more. The almond orchard is 500 dunams and produces about 50 tons of almonds.
The kibbutz branches in Givat Oz include: chicken coop, which covers an area of about 10 dunams and produces about 1,000 tons of meat, and a communal dairy farm with Kibbutz Mizra, which produces about 8 million liters of milk.
Kibbutz Givat Oz has an orchard in cooperation with the "Hadarei HaEmek" company. The orchard extends over 600 dunams and grows citrus of three different types.