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Upcoming Events

Jun
22

Annual VAOBA Meeting

The Annual Meeting of the Virginia Alpaca & Breeders Association will take place at our new show ven... Details >

Jul
13

Needle Felting Class _Make your own animal

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

Sep
7

Developing & Maintaining a Sustainable Alpaca Business

Still planning this 3 part – all day event. We have confirmation from three nationally recognized ... Details >

Education

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.(Benjamin Franklin)

Welcome!

 

The Education Committee of VAOBA understands that research and

education are the most important steps one can take when starting or

continuing any livestock business. With this premise in mind, the

Education Committee, with cooperative efforts by our VAOBA members,

will promote and support the alpaca community via articles, seminars,

newsletters, networking, website, surveys, shows, and other

educational mechanisms as deemed appropriate and value enhancing.

 

Whether your farm is large or small, and regardless of your business

focus (owner, breeder, showing, fiber, products, other), the information

contained in this section is designed to provide value by enhancing your

knowledge of the alpaca business.

 

In addition, it is our intention that this site will provide the general

public with information that will spark enthusiasm and interest in

alpacas, the alpaca lifestyle, general business models/opportunities for

successfully starting an alpaca farm, and links to existing VAOBA

farmers in Virginia.

 

Educational Grant Funds (VAOBA Members Only)