AOA National Education and Fiber Conference

AOA National Education and Fiber Conference

The AOA National Education and Fiber Conference (NEFC), held in conjunction with the AOA National Fleece Show, brings together alpaca owners and fiber enthusiasts from across the country to learn, network, and skill-build. The three-day weekend will consist of a variety of educational seminars from industry experts, discussion-based breakout sessions, hands-on workshops, evening excursions, and more! This is a great opportunity to connect with members of the industry.

July 14–16, 2023
Boone County Cooperative Extension
(just minutes from Cincinnati, Ohio)

6028 Camp Ernst Road
Burlington, Kentucky 41005


Friday — Sunday • 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EDT

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Speakers, seminars, workshops, and schedule are all available on our conference registration site.

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Special Events


Total Immersion Fleece Clinic

Get ready to dive deep into the world of fiber with AOA's Total Immersion Fleece Clinic! This event is perfect for all members who are passionate about gaining an in-depth understanding of the intricate characteristics of fleece. Join us for a full day of exploration led by none other than AOA's Senior Judge Instructors, the experts Amanda VandenBosch and Jude Anderson. You'll get to experience both suri and huacaya fleece up close and personal, as we delve into the fascinating world of fiber structure, function, and assessment. Don't miss this incredible opportunity to expand your knowledge and take your fleece appreciation to the next level.

Sunday, July 16 8:00–5:00 p.m.

AOA Fleece Auction

Looking for high-quality alpaca fiber? Look no further! Our upcoming auction provides a platform for our members to showcase their finest fleeces. With years of experience and a passion for excellence, our members have produced award-winning alpaca fiber that is sure to impress even the most discerning buyers.

Whether you are a seasoned fiber artist or a new buyer looking to add some luxurious alpaca fiber to your collection, our auction has something for everyone. Our members' fleeces are carefully selected to ensure that you are getting only the best quality fiber.

So don't miss out on this opportunity to acquire some of the finest alpaca fiber available. Join us for our upcoming auction and discover the incredible world of alpaca fiber!

The fleeces will be on display during NEFC. Online bidding will be available.

Innovative Fleece Assessment Bulk Buy Auction

Alpaca Owners Associaton in collaboration with the AOA Fiber and Fiber Products Committee, is happy to announce the first Innovative Fleece Assessment (IFA) Bulk Buy Auction. All IFA entries at the 2023 AOA National Fleece Show are eligible to participate.

All participating fleeces will be combined by color group, grade, and breed. The color groups will be determined by the judged groups.

Online bidding will be available.
Little Creek Farm/Snowmass Alpacas
Harvest Hosts
Honeycreek Farm
Suri & Company of Fern Creek Farm
Walnut Ridge Acres
Misty Pond Alpaca & Maremmas
Violet Hill Farm