The 2018 show season begins this weekend and it will be a wonderful spring to see a show while learning about alpacas and alpaca products.
Renewing your Alpaca Owners Association membership is very important for the industry. As a member you can be guaranteed AOA is working for you, promoting the alpaca industry on a national level, providing education to members on a multitude of topics, managing the largest alpaca pedigree registry and continually working to improve and enhance scientific testing for alpacas.
Emily Farra, writer for Vogue magazine talks about the benefits of alpaca products in her latest article.
Reflections on the first year with AOA.
As some of you have no doubt seen, our theme for the 2016 AOA National Show & Auction is "Reimagine." The idea for this came about as our team was discussing the fact that so many things are dramatically different today when compared with just a few years ago. Clearly, the industry as a whole has changed, but those changes have also meant that AOA has also needed to adapt.
Have you ever stopped to think about how things might be different if you never existed? What would be different? What effect has your life had on this world and the people around you? Sure...obviously your family would be totally different, but I am speaking more about other people you have come into contact with, companies where you have worked and organizations you have belonged to.
Isn’t it exciting when a new issue of Alpacas Magazine arrives in your mailbox? All those lovely photos and informative articles — what a great excuse to skip barn chores for the afternoon! I expect many readers have thought exactly that. On the other hand, have you ever wondered what’s behind each issue’s arrival in their mailbox. Here’s the “behind-the-covers” story.
Many of you have moved at some point in your life, and I am sure you enjoyed it very much. That is to say you enjoyed it as much as taking a full swing with your hammer, aiming for a nail, and coming straight down flattening your thumb like a pancake. It is always such a time consuming…