Seminars

Event registration fee of $150 includes admittance to all seminars along with the Friday Night Meet & Greet, Annual Luncheon and Keynote Speaker, and the Saturday Evening Fleece Reveal and Social.

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Building Fibershed's & Replicable Sustainable Textile Systems | Keynote Address

Communities across the United States and beyond who’ve traditionally been reliant upon exploitative textile systems are working at a grassroots level to develop place-based regional fiber and natural dye systems that work to generate necessary forms of material culture that simultaneously regenerate lost carbon stocks in our soils, provide meaningful livelihoods, develop new natural fiber and dye recipes, while consciously consider how we can reduce pressure on highly polluted regions in the world.

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Keynote Speaker

Rebecca Burgess

Saturday • July 10 • Seminar
Chattanooga/Memphis Room
12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.


Greener Pastures with Agritourism

Agritourism is a growing opportunity perfect for alternative livestock like alpaca farms. If you have been looking for a way to increase farm revenue, this could be what you have been looking for. Tourism and agriculture are among the top industries in many states. And according to the USDA agritourism is one of the fastest-growing revenue streams for small farms in America. Get out there and make some memories for people who are willing to pay.

This seminar will focus on up-and-coming trends in the agritourism industry that may be appropriate as an additional revenue stream for alpaca owners. Topics include defining agri-tourism, defining agri-education, defining agri-tainment, review of current national trends, business models, liability considerations, insurance considerations, marketing considerations, and more.

Presentor

Jay Reeder

Sunday • July 11 • Seminar
Memphis Room
9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.


Practical Marketing in a Digital World

The internet has forever changed how we decide what to buy. We can have two responses to how this change affects our alpaca business. One approach is to resist. We can seek to maintain the status quo, lament about the good old days, and even try to convince ourselves that things will get better if we just stay the course. The other approach is to embrace the change. We can see change as an opportunity in disguise and then figure out a way to grab hold of it to seize the potential that it presents.

This seminar covers practical marketing tips in a digital world. If you're interested in growing your business and connecting with new buyers, you'll learn proven tactics for every farm that can be put to work right away.

Presentor

Jay Reeder

Friday • July 9 • Seminar
Memphis Room
9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.


Cancellation Policy

If you have to cancel your workshop and/or conference ticket(s), contact us at nationals@alpacainfo.com at least two weeks before the event. A refund will be given minus a 15% cancellation fee for all registrations. Cancellations made within two weeks of the first day of the event and attendees who fail to attend will not be considered for refunds.