Annual Meeting

2014 Annual Walnut Council Meeting


Walnuts in the Wild West
June 8-11 , 2014
Four Points by Sheraton
Manhattan, Kansas

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The annual meeting will include a field trips, indoor presentations and our always popular Landowner Show and Tell plus 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 May 26th so we can plan for buses and food. Late registrations will be accepted. There will be no late fees except for on-site registration.

Full registration includes: Sunday reception, indoor sessions, handouts, field tours (M, T) or spouse tour (M, T), bus travel to field, breaks (M, T), lunch (M,T), banquet ( T), and meeting favor. All Sunday meals, Monday dinner and M,T breakfasts are 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 headquarters will be the Four Points By Sheraton at 530 Richards Drive in Manhattan, Kansas. Reservations should be made by May 7th to get the special group rate. After that date full rates may apply. Consider senior rates or other nearby hotels.

Reservations can be made by calling 1-785-539-5311 by May 7th for the special "National Walnut Council" group rate of $86 plus tax per night. First floor/poolside and 1st Floor King are $106. More...
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Confirmations will be sent within two weeks of receiving registration until May 23. After that date receipts will be available at registration. All cancellations and requests for refunds should be received by Thursday June 5. A $10 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.


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 reserve your exhibit space or 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 8-11, 2014
Manhattan, Kansas
Chairs: Charlie Barden and Bob Atchison

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