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AOA National Education and Fiber Conference
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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're excited to extend an invitation to our upcoming AOA National Education & Fiber Conference (NEFC), scheduled for July 12–14 in Burlington, Kentucky. This conference promises an exciting opportunity for alpaca owners and enthusiasts alike to gain insights from industry experts and explore innovative strategies for enhancing and expanding their alpaca businesses.

Register by May 1 to secure your spot at NEFC and take advantage of our Early Bird pricing of 24% off your weekend pass.

At NEFC, you'll have access to a variety of educational sessions and workshops covering topics such as:

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

This year, NEFC boasts two keynote speakers!

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 sessions, the conference provides a valuable chance to recharge and connect with fellow alpaca owners and enthusiasts nationwide. Here, you can meet new acquaintances, share ideas and experiences, and forge lasting bonds with like-minded individuals who share your passion for alpacas.

We recognize that attending a conference demands both time and resources. However, we firmly believe that the rewards you'll reap from this event will far outweigh the investment. Expect to depart the conference with fresh perspectives, newfound connections, and a revitalized enthusiasm for alpaca farming. Invest in YOU.

We can’t wait to see you there!

Register for NEFC by May 1 for 24% Off Your Weekend Pass

NEFC Sponsors

Greenbriar Farm Alpacas — MAM Consulting Associates, Inc.AOA Silver BenefactorsAmber Autumn Alpacas

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