Annual Meeting

2016 Annual Walnut Council Meeting


July 31-August 3, 2016
DoubleTree by Hilton
Lawrenceburg, Indiana

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View meeting agenda (pdf)
View field tour highlights (pdf)


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 21st so we can plan for buses and food. Late registrations will be accepted with an extra $40 charge after July 21st.

Full registration includes: Sunday pizza buffet dinner, 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. 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 Doubletree by Hilton Lawrenceburg (1-812-539-8888) at 51 Walnut Street in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. Link to hotel directions. Register by July 16th for the special "WAL" group rate of $89 city view and $99 river view, rate includes a hot breakfast buffet.

This brand new hotel in downtown Lawrenceburg has beautiful views of the Ohio River and is within walking distance to bars and restaurants. It is located just a few minutes from Hollywood Casino.

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Confirmations will be sent within two weeks of receiving registration until July 15. After that date receipts will be available at registration. All cancellations and requests for refunds should be received by July 21st. 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

July 31-August 3, 2016
Lawrenceburg, Indiana
Chairs: Bill Hammitt and Lenny Farlee

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