AOA National Education and Fiber Conference

AOA National Education and Fiber Conference

The AOA National Education and Fiber Conference, 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 both in-person and virtually.

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July 15–17, 2022
Boone County Cooperative Extension
(just minutes from Cincinnati, Ohio)

6028 Camp Ernst Road
Burlington, Kentucky 41005

Hours

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

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Special Events

$125

Total Immersion Fleece Clinic

Join us as AOA offers its second fleece immersion clinic for members who want to gain more depth in their understanding of fiber characteristics. This full day experience led by AOA Senior Judge Instructors, Amanda VandenBosch and Wade Gease, will feature both suri and huacaya fleece, focusing on structure, function, and assessment.

Sunday, July 17 8:00–5:00 p.m.
$180

Sorting, Grading, Classing Suny Basic Course

The goal of the Basic Course is to have natural fiber producers gain the knowledge to return to their farm and organize their fiber for production. Management, harvesting, sorting are the building blocks for the course. Included also is information on yarn production to familiarize the students with processing at artisan mills. Participants will leave with the tools they need to get their fiber out of storage and separated so they can maximize yield and minimize cost at their mill. In addition, it will prepare them with the background knowledge necessary to continue into the Advanced Course and if desired Apprenticeship Program. Students will be provided a workbook and tested Grade 3 calibration fiber sample for their reference.

Sunday, July 17 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Inaugural AOA Fleece Auction

This auction will give members a market to sell their quality fleeces. Not only does this give exposure to alpaca fiber but it gives buyers access to quality prize winning fleeces.

Fleeces on display during the NEFC weekend
Kentucky Alpaca Association
Classic Alpaca
Harvest Hosts
Suri & Company of Fern Creek Farm
2 Point Farm, LLC
Eagle Eye Farm
Tierra Prometida Alpacas
Walnut Ridge Acres
Derwydd Alpacas
Heritage Farm Suri Alpacas
Crescent Moon Ranch
Two Hearts Alpaca Ranch
Hidden Acres
Long Acres Alpaca Farm
Shambalah Alpaca Ranch
Shepherd's Creek Alpacas, LLC