AlpacaGram 11.32 | Get Plugged In at NEFC!

AOA National Education and Fiber Conference
AlpacaGram 11.325May 29, 2024

Get Plugged In!

The AOA National Education & Fiber Conference is sure to be electric with this year’s speaker lineup.

July 12–14, 2024 • Burlington, Kentucky

We are excited to invite you to get plugged in at our upcoming AOA National Education & Fiber Conference (NEFC), July 12–14, in Burlington, Kentucky. This conference is an electric opportunity for alpaca owners and enthusiasts to learn from industry experts and discover new ways to grow and improve their alpaca businesses.

If you own or plan to own alpacas, you must know fiber. Plan to register for one or both of these all-day workshops that will have you analyzing fiber like an expert!

  • Sorting & Grading with Wini Labrecque
  • Total Immersion Fleece Clinic (TIFC) with AOA's Senior Judge Instructors, Wade Gease and Diana Timmerman

At NEFC, you will have access to a wide range of educational sessions and workshops covering topics such as:

  • Alpaca and Herd Health
  • Fiber Processing
  • Marketing & Business Management
  • Pasture Management

Also featuring, keynote speakers Greg Brann and Dr. Robert Van Saun.

Greg Brann, Owner, Operator of Greg Brann ConsultingGreg Brann sponsored by Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) brings extensive knowledge of soil health, grass and livestock management systems, and plant identification. His deep understanding of plant communities as indicators of land productivity has made him a steadfast resource for land owners and managers who are passionate about understanding nature’s ability to regenerate land.

Robert J. Van Saun, DVM, MS, PhDRobert J. Van Saun, DVM, MS, PhD received his DVM and M.S. degrees from Michigan State University, where he also completed a theriogenology residency, and his Ph.D. in ruminant nutrition from Cornell University. Dr. Van Saun will join us live from Peru to share valuable information about how to maximize nutrition for the health and welfare of the alpaca herd.

In addition to the educational opportunities, the conference also offers a great opportunity to network with other alpaca owners and enthusiasts from all over the country. You can meet new people, exchange ideas and experiences, and build lasting relationships with others who share your passion for alpacas.

It’s time to get plugged in at NEFC. We can’t wait to see you there!

Register for NEFC Today

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