State Chapter Details


State Chapter Dues: $10.00



Vice President









At large

At large

Casey Calvert

Wade Nystrom

Ken Konsis


Lara Darling

Dave Asbury

Greg Vogel


John Torbert

Casey Calvert


Wil Thielemann

Calendar of Events

Upcoming Events


Past Events

April 13, 2024: Family forestry field day at the Trimble farm, Hindsboro (Douglas County). This year, our field day is designed to bring current management practices and inspiration to all who attend. If you are interested in learning more about forest management and enjoy sharing activities outside with friends and family. Topics include timber stand improvement, avoiding invasive plants, forest soils, tree plantings, forest health, and activities for school aged children.

February 17, 2024: 10 am-2:30 pm CT, Calvert Farm near Carmi, IL. Contact Casey Calvert at or 812-431-1811.

April 15, 2023: Illinois Walnut Council, Illinois Forestry Association, and Illinois Tree Farm host Spring Forestry Field Day! View the flyer and register here: Spring Forestry Field Day Flyer 2023

April 9, 2022: Illinois Walnut Council and Illinois Forestry Association host a Spring Field Day. Click here to register by April 2.

February 13, 2020: Work day and national planning meeting, Forest Glen, Westville. Contact President Casey Calvert for details.

October 6, 2018: Fall field day, Casey Calvert farm.

April 7, 2018: Shiitake mushroom workshop, Wade Nystrom residence on IL Rt 17 east of Woodhull, IL. Contact Steve Felt at 309-788-0419 for more info.

Spring, 2018: Timber harvest field day at Spoon River state forest. Date will be set once harvest has begun.

October 7, 2017: Illinois & Indiana chapters fall field day, north of Danville, Illinois. Tour three woodlands: a 22 acre walnut plantation from 1989, 20 acres of native trees intensively managed with many native walnuts, 25 acres of native trees marked for a timber sale. Further details available soon.

September 12, 2016: Illinois Walnut Council annual field day and meeting near Decatur.

November 7, 2016: Forest management workshop at Kennekuk County Park.


Illinois Chapter Newsletters

September 2015
March 2015
July 2014
April 2013
July 2012
October 2011


The Illinois WC has merchandise available at chapter sponsored field days and meetings: Stihl hand pruners ($20), Corona 10" folding saw ($25), IWC hats ($15) and IWC member metal signs ($10).