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Upcoming Events

Sep
7

Developing & Maintaining a Sustainable Alpaca Business

This all day seminar will cover three revenue streams associated with the alpaca industry. You will ... Details >

Oct
12

Needle Felting Class _Make your own animal

Unbelievable FUN for everyone. From novice fiber enthusiasts to pro crafts artists. Patricia Kinsey... Details >

Mar
7

NEONATE – Hands on with Dr. Cheryl DeWitt

A necessity if you have or want to breed alpacas. This outstanding, highly acclaimed learning exper... Details >

About VAOBA

Mission Statement

The Virginia Alpaca Owners & Breeders Association (VAOBA) exists to develop and promote a dynamic, growing and profitable alpaca industry in the State of Virginia and the United States. To accomplish this, the Association will:Value and conduct itself with honesty and integrity and operate under a policy of openness, adhering to its adopted Code of Ethics;

Provide training and education to interested parties on alpaca management, herd health and other alpaca husbandry practices;

Provide opportunities for networking among members and their families and for sharing services, equipment, supplies, facilities, knowledge, fellowship and a common love for alpacas;

Encourage the breeding of the highest quality alpacas;

Provide marketing and growth opportunities for the Virginia alpaca industry through shows, public relations events, youth programs and collaboration with state and local governments and civic organizations;

Promote, conduct and/or sponsor programs to educate and inform the public about alpacas and alpaca products;

Hold regular Membership and Board of Directors meetings to conduct the business of the Association;

Foster a spirit of trust and fun for VAOBA members and their families and welcome new members!