2018 Annual Walnut Council Meeting

President's Thoughts


July 29 - August 1, 2018
Grand River Center
Dubuque, Iowa with field tours in southwestern Wisconsin

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The annual meeting will include a field trips, indoor presentations and the annual awards banquet on Tuesday.


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 July 18th so we can plan for buses and food. Late registrations will be accepted with an extra $40 charge after July 18.

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 and Tuesday and Wednesday breakfast 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.

Hotel and Travel Accommodations: CALL AND RESERVE YOUR ROOM TODAY!

The meeting hotel will be the Grand Harbor Resort, Dubuque, Iowa. (1-563-690-4000) at 350 Bell Street. Link to hotel directions. Register by June 28th for the special "Walnut Council" group rate of $99 + tax, $129 on Saturday July 28th. Rate does not include breakfast or waterpark.
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Confirmation/Cancellation Policy

Confirmations will be sent within two weeks of receiving registration until July 10. After that date receipts will be available at registration. All cancellations and requests for refunds should be received by July 20. 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.


We have lots of space for exhibits in the banquet room where all indoor sessions will be held. Tables will be provided and will be available for the entire meeting starting on Sunday afternoon. We ask exhibitors to place an item of value in the silent auction in lieu of an exhibit fee.

Silent Auction

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 walnutcouncil@walnutcouncil.org 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; walnutcouncil@walnutcouncil.org). Sponsors will be recognized by signage at the meeting and in the Walnut Council Bulletin.

For More Information

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