AlpacaGram 4.48 | 2 MORE DAYS to register and mail in your fleece entries!

AlpacaGram 4.48
AlpacaGram 4.48June 29, 2017

2 MORE DAYS to register and mail in your fleece entries for the 2017 AOA National Fleece Conference sponsored by Epic Alpacas. Register at now! Get your entries in by midnight MDT, June 30, to compete against some of the best fleeces in the country!

The AOA Photo Contest also closes June 30. Don’t miss your chance to compete for the cover of the 2017 Alpaca Owners Guide! Contest information along with the terms and conditions can be found at

Whether or not you are registering fleeces, we encourage you to register to attend the Fleece Conference at the beautiful Marriott Rancho Cordova. A lot will be going on this weekend in addition to the spectacular line-up of educational opportunities and workshops, such as: Fleece-to-Shawl demonstration; panel discussion with the alpaca industry experts; Student Design Contest winners announcment; fashion show; AOA Annual Meeting; free consultations with AOA’s PR Consultant, Cindy Berman Morrow and more. For complete schedule, please visit

Also, we’re still looking for a few more donations for our Silent Auction. Please contact Margie Ault if you are able to donate one or more items.


Saturday, July 15, 2017

8:00 a.m. – 8:50 a.m.Breeding Strategies for Fleece: Color and BeyondDr. Andy Merriwether
8:00 a.m. – 8:50 a.m.Practicality of Sorting and Grading for Beginners sponsored by Heart & Soul Alpacas and SpinneryWini Labrecque
9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.You’ve Entered a Fleece Show or Spin-Off and Have the Results…Now What?Julie Roy
9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.Utilizing Fiber for its Best Use sponsored by Heart & Soul Alpacas and SpinneryWini Labrecque
10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.Maximize Every Blanket Yield of FiberJulie Roy
10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.Just Getting Started — Fiber BusinessSBA
11:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.Defining the ABC’s for Building a Successful Value-Added Fiber BusinessStacie Chavez
11:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.Better, Smarter BusinessSBA
1:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.Panel Discussion with Industry and Fiber ExpertsModerated by Stacie Chavez
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.Keynote AddressCeleste Malvar-Stewart

Sunday, July 16, 2017

8:00 a.m. – 8:50 a.m.Simple Profits from Your Alpaca Fiber — BeginnersBrian Schieber
8:00 a.m. – 8:50 a.m.Fleece to Yarn — A 12 Step ProcessRussell Ratti
9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.Simple Profits from Your Alpaca Fiber — IntermediateBrian Schieber
9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.How to get the Best Value when using Online Marketing & Social MediaStacie Chavez
10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.Agri-tourism — an Invite is all it Takes for a Secondary Cash Flow sponsored by Luv R PacasWade Gease
10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.Fiber Arts Tools that Won't Break the BankAndrea Nissen
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