Thank you for joining AHPA at Expo West!

March 16, 2023

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) extends our thanks and gratitude to members, partners, friends and guests who joined us in-person and virtually for successful meetings and events at Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim last week.

AHPA Annual Member Meeting

Our biggest member meeting to date, sponsored by AIDP, Alkemist Labs & Verdure Sciences, on March 8 featured important association activities and engaging sessions. Photos from the event are available now!


"Getting to Know Your Herb Farmers" Panel


AHPA members Edward Fletcher (Native Botanicals), Nate Brennan (Pacific Botanicals), Matt Dybala (Herb Pharm), Elise Higley (Oshala Farm), and Allison White (Trout Lake Farm) shared their expertise and experience as farmers for the interactive "Getting to Know Your Herb Farmers" panel. Stay tuned for more discussions with farmers!

AHPA Board of Trustees

From the outstanding slate of candidates for the highly competitive 2023 AHPA Board of Trustees election, we are pleased to welcome the following trustees elected by the AHPA membership.

Newly Elected Trustees

Re-elected Trustees

In addition, the following trustees were elected to serve as board officers and on the Executive Committee.

AHPA Board Officers

Executive Committee

Committee Meetings

Hybrid meetings of AHPA's Tea & Infusion Products, Sports Nutrition, Small Business, Analytical Labs, Sustainability, Psychedelic Plants & Fungi, and Government Relations committees that took place during Expo West were highly attended by members and guests and, as always, included robust, collaborative discussions about industry topics and emerging issues.
Don't miss out! Check out the AHPA events calendar to join us for upcoming committee meetings and get in on these important discussions on matters affecting your business.

AHPA Awards

Congratulations to the outstanding recipients of the 2023 AHPA Awards, recognizing individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the continued success of the herbal and natural products industries!

  • Herbal Hero Award: Asa Waldstein

  • Herbal Industry Leadership Award: Natural Remedies

  • Herbal Insight Award: David Winston

  • Environmental Impact Award: Shawn Donnille

  • Herbal Pioneer Award: Lise Groleau

  • Lifetime Achievement in Collaboration Award: Joseph Betz

Learn more about the honorees.

AHPA Member Reception

Thanks to AHPA Member Reception sponsors Alkemist Labs & HP Ingredients, we welcomed a packed house on March 9 for an evening dedicated to our incredible members!
As AHPA Sports Nutrition Committee Chair Rob Wildman of TYM Athletic Performance explained, "Business gets done at AHPA receptions. That's where you will find the people you want to talk to."
Pictures from the photobooth at the reception are coming soon!
In the meantime, if you snagged an AHPA "I <3 HERBS" sticker, tag us on LinkedIn, Facebook or Instagram to show us where you placed it! (AHPA member Jamie McKeown of WishGarden Herbs chose her reusable water bottle.)

Thank you again to all for an incredible show!
Join us for more in-person AHPA programming at SupplySide West in the fall.





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