Annual Meeting

2017 Annual Walnut Council Meeting


June 11-14, 2017
Courtyard by Marriott
Lafayette, Indiana

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Thousand Cankers Disease researchers meeting in tandem with Walnut Council meeting

The leading TCD researchers and state regulatory officials are overlapping their meeting with the Walnut Council meeting. The TCD meeting kicks off Tuesday afternoon June 13 and we are meeting together for the Tuesday PM and Wednesday AM events, with alternate programs available. See the agenda for options. Walnut Council meeting attendees are welcome and encouraged to stay and attend the TCD meeting through Thursday June 15 at no additional registration cost.


To register by mail with a check payment, print the Registration Form and mail check payment.
Click here to register online and pay via credit card or at the door.

The preferred registration deadline is June 1st so we can plan for buses and food. Late registrations will be accepted with an extra $40 charge after June 1st.

Full registration includes: Sunday dessert reception, indoor sessions, handouts, field tours (M) or spouse tour (M, T), bus travel to field, breaks (M, T), lunch (M,T), banquet (T), and meeting favor. Sunday and Monday dinner is on your own.

Those unable to attend the entire meeting may register for the banquet, spouse tour or one or more days separately as shown on the registration form.


The meeting hotel will be the Courtyard by Marriott, Lafayette, Indiana. (1-765-449-4800) at 150 Fairington Avenue in Lafayette Indiana. Link to hotel directions. Register by May 11th for the special "Walnut Council" group rate of $109 + tax.

Budget friendly rooms are available at the Days Inn for a rate of $69 + tax double, $59 + tax single through May 10th by calling 1-765-446-8558 for the “Walnut Council” group block. The Days Inn is 1.1 miles from the conference location.

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Confirmations will be sent within two weeks of receiving registration until May 29. After that date receipts will be available at registration. All cancellations and requests for refunds should be received by June 7. A $20 per person administrative fee will be deducted from the total. Refunds may not be available after this date, check with Liz Jackson at 765-583-3501.


The silent auction has become an enjoyable tradition at our meetings. We encourage companies, state chapters, and others to consider donating items to the silent auction. Proceeds support the Walnut Council Foundation, a charitable foundation supporting research and education, so your donations to the silent auction are tax deductible.

To donate to the silent auction, contact Liz Jackson at 765-583-3501 or email to or mark that option on the registration form.


Meeting sponsorships help keep registration costs down and can be an effective mode of advertising for individuals, organizations, and companies who promote the culture, growth, and utilization of black walnut and other high value hardwoods. Liz Jackson (765-583-3501; Sponsors will be recognized by signage at the meeting and in the Walnut Council Bulletin.


If you have questions or need additional information, contact:
Liz Jackson
Phone: 765-583-3501

Annual Meeting

June 11-14, 2017
Lafayette, Indiana
Chairs: Lenny Farlee and Liz Jackson

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