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2021 HPTA Annual Meeting

Join us for the 2021 Humic Products Trade Association Annual Meeting

November 15 – 17, 2021

Phoenix, AZ

Members and non-Members are welcome.

Join us and participate in key industry discussions and learn about the latest research, regulatory issues and the HPTA testing method.

(All Times Are MST)

Monday, November 15  

SOCIAL 5:30 pm (MST)/DINNER 6:30 pm (MST) sponsored by Eco Agri-Minerals

  • Serrano’s Restaurant – Opening Social and Dinner  
  • 141 S. Arizona Ave, Chandler, AZ. 85225, 480-899-3318
  • Dinner Only: $50 per person (Members, Non-Members and Guests Welcome

Tuesday, November 16

HPTA ANNUAL MEETING : 8:30 am – 4:15 pm (MST)

Bio Huma Netics Offices 1331 W. Houston Ave, Gilbert, AZ 85233

Members: $150 in-person and virtual – Non-Members – $200 in-person and virtual

Download Agenda Here (PDF)

  • Continental Breakfast 8:30 am – 9:00 am (MST) Sponsored by Eco Agril Minerals
  • Business Meeting 9:00 am – 11:45 am (MST)
    • Opening and closing comments from the president, financial, membership, marketing and wrapping up with a guest presentation – to be announced soon!
  • Lunch 11:45 am – 12:30 pm (MST) Sponsored by Eco Agril Minerals
  • Special Sessions 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm (MST)
    • Computational study of the UV-Vis absorbance of organic matter
      12:30 pm – 1:15 pm (MST)
    • Presented by Fernando L. Rosario-Ortiz
      • This presentation will describe recent advances on the study of the absorbance spectra of organic matter in water. It will provide an overview of what is known about this topic and also some insights into further applications.
  • Second Special Session To Be Announced 1:15 pm – 2:30 pm (MST)
  • Policy Announcements: USDA and Biostimulants 2:30 – 3:30 pm (MST)
    • Panel discussion: HPTA Board Members
      • Russel Taylor, Live Earth Products
      • David Chinn, Monty’s Plant Food Company
      • Lyndon Smith, Bio Huma Netics
  • Science Project Updates: 3:30 – 4:15 pm (MST)
    • Rich Lamar, Bio Huma Netics
      • JoVE Video Project and Video Viewing
      • Aqualog and FTIR Project Overview
  • Closing remarks: 4:15 pm – 4:20 pm (MST)
    • Russell Taylor, President HPTA
  • Bio Huma Netics Lab Tours: Groups of 8 – 10 people can sign up for the different tour times.
      • HPTA Annual meeting participants can take part in the BHN Humic Lab and Alpha Synetics, the analytical lab tour.
      • 4:30 pm– 5:00 pm
      • 4:45 pm – 5:15 pm
      • 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Wednesday, November 17

DUNCAN FAMILY FARMS – 9:00 am – 12:30 pm (MST)

Transportation provided to and from Duncan Family Farms from Crowne Plaza Resort

Arnott Duncan is a 4th generation Arizona farmer who owns and operates Duncan Family Farms in Arizona, California, Oregon and New York.  The establishment of a variety of innovative programs has led Duncan Family Farms to receive numerous awards and to become nationally recognized as a ‘showcase’ of progressive and environmentally sensitive farming techniques.

  • 9:00 am – Bus arrives at Crowne Plaza Resort
  • 9:30 am – Bus departs
  • 10:15 am – Arrive at Duncan Family Farms
  • 11:30 am – Depart for Crowne Plaza Resort
  • 12:45 am – Arrive at Crowne Plaza Resort

Payment can be made this year by traditional check (download form), in person at the meeting or via the PayPal link below.
– If paying by check, please make it payable to HPTA for the appropriate amount and send to the address below.
– Payment can also be made at the door prior to the meeting (check or cash only).
– You are also welcome to pay for your registration via the PayPal link (or Stripe) below after selecting the appropriate option from the drop down menu below.
2021 Meeting Electronic Signup

  • Please click on all options below for activities you will take part in
    Dinner, Annual Meeting, Lab Tour and Farm Tour

Lab Tours
Bus Tour
Payment Method
2021 Meeting Traditional Mail Signup

Hotel Registration
Hotel accommodations can be made directly through Crowne Plaza Resort, Chandler, AZ.  
1 N. San Marcos Place, Chandler, AZ 85225 480-812-0900

Please register by October 15, 2021 to guarantee availability and conference rates. Annual Meeting rates are available three days prior and after the HPTA Annual Meeting.

To reserve a room, call our reservation center at 1-877-685-5594 and reference block code QOK, or use the booking link Humic Product Trade Association

Airport Information

Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport
Closest airport to Crowne Plaza Resort and Bio Huma Netics
5835 S Sossaman Rd, Mesa, AZ 85212

Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport
3400 E Harbor Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85034