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Thinking of creating or refreshing a logo for your alpaca business? Here are some tips to help you develop a cohesive and versatile design.

Life looked a little different thirty years ago. Movies such as Home Alone and Dances with Wolves ran the box office, while the tunes of Garth Brooks and the Red Hot Chili Peppers filled radio stations.

Our host hotel is the Holiday Inn Express in Lebanon, Tennessee, or camp right next door to the Wilson County Expo Center.

One of the wonderful reasons that people own alpacas is to work with the alpaca’s fleece. So you have the fleece shorn off the alpaca — now what?

Let your voice be heard!

Hard to believe it is already time for the 2019 AOA Election. Every year it seems like the time goes by faster and faster between elections.

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.

Many members have been discussing the ELD mandate on social media and contacting our office for updates. We are working with FMCSA and DOT to get more solid information and will be sharing with our members in the coming days. Meanwhile, some members have been sharing their experiences of working through the process and we will be sharing their experiences. Today's guest blog comes from Jennifer Hack with Triple H Ranch in Colorado.

Stay tuned for more updates and member experiences.

Reminder: This is for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide legal advice. You should consult your attorney for advice specific to your circumstances.

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.

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Alaska has banned the use of pack llama's in Alaska's Eastern Interior Resource Management Area.  ILR is asking for your help in contacting (BLM).  Please see the included information from the ILR Board of Directors to help a fellow camelid organization.

Thank you for reading!

Bud Synhorst

Bud Synhorst, (AOA)| January 3, 2018

Emily Farra, writer for Vogue magazine talks about the benefits of alpaca products in her latest article.