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Jun
22

The Annual Meeting of the Virginia Alpaca & Breeders Association will take place at our new show venue. The agenda will include the business updates of our organization PLUS a really exciting tour of the facility with some plans for our VAOBA EXPO in November. We also will have a very informative "Round Table" with alpaca vet, Dr. BJ Campbell. Bring your questions and let's help each other by sharing our knowledge. Lunch is included for all VAOBA members. There will be a TBD fee for non-members (space permitting).

Jun
22

In this needle felting class we'll be sculpting some long legged frogs with big hearts, out of alpaca wool fiber! Needle felting is an easy-to-learn technique, that is not hard but does take time and lots of poking with a barbed needle, to shape and sculpt the natural fiber. Two different frog design options will be presented. One will be a very simple design for beginners taking their first stab at needle felting. The other design will be for those who are ready for learning some additional techniques, wrapping fiber, adding arms, legs, and shapes for more definition. Come and see what you can create with a needle, some alpaca fiber, and a little imagination! No two frogs will look the same, and that is part of the fun. Instruction, felting needles, foam, and materials are provided and included in the fee for this class. These items are also available to purchase should you wish to do more felting at home. Time Required: Two Hours

Jun
22

Mommy and Me Alpaca Extravaganza Harley Hill Farm Alpacas, 451 Kellers Road Quakertown PA 18951 1i am until 4 pm both days ALPACAS, FREE SEMINARS, ALPACA PRODUCTS, FIBER DEMONSTRATIONS AND FUN!!! Come Rain or Shine. Alpacas will be under a tent and the seminars and demonstrations will be the beautiful bank barn. Over 30 alpacas and5 new cria. Many alpaca products for sale, from socks to hats, yarn teddy bears etc. More 2 in 1 and 3 in 1 alpaca packages available than at any other sale. To view alpacas in the sale, go to OPENHERD, and search for Harley Hill Farm. Harley Hill farm will have moms with crias at side either re-bred or with a free breeding. All alpacas will be shorn, so you can see their true conformation and will have their 2019 fleece available to evaluate their fiber quality. There will also be many other alpacas available in every color and age. Many alpacas available for financing with a down payment. Credit, cash or check. Come pick out your favorite animals to start your herd and start enjoying the alpaca lifestyle or add great animals to your existing herd. OR just come for the education, demonstrations and FUN! Free Seminars – Tax advantages to starting an alpaca farm, Alpaca needle felting. Demonstrations include alpaca agility, and fiber demonstrations Drinks and snacks available throughout the day by Pronking Pacas 4-H club for a small donation. No admission or seminar charge – Hope to see you there! Go to harleyhillfarm.net or call 215-536-2841 for more info – You can pre-register to attend. Any pre-registered attendees will be put into a drawing for a $100 credit toward an alpaca purchase.

Jun
23

Join us for an informational packed seminar during our Mommy and Me Alpaca Extravaganza weekend, full of Farm Tax Tips that can save you thousands this tax year! Presented by Lori Oraschin EA, of Oraschin and Associates. Lori Specializes in agricultural and small business taxation, and owns Harley Hill Farm. The seminar is ideal for new breeders and those considering alpacas. Topics to be covered include: Maximizing a tax bracket, Farm income averaging, Paying your children, Sales Tax, Farm Depreciation Methods, Single purpose v/s general purpose barns, "Safe Harbor" for listed assets, Buying and deducting alpacas purchased on terms, and the new Seminar begins at 1:00 pm and will last for 1 - 2 hours depending on questions

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National Saanen Breeders Association

National Saanen Breeders Association

Nigerian Dairy Goat Association

Nigerian Dairy Goat Association

Guernsey Goat Breeders of America

Guernsey Goat Breeders of America

American Kiko Goat Association

American Kiko Goat Association

New Jersey Alpaca Community

New Jersey Alpaca Community

Alpaca Owners and Breeders in Ontario

Alpaca Ontario

Georgia Alpaca Association

Georgia Alpaca Association

State of Jefferson Alpaca Association

State of Jefferson Alpaca Association

Michigan Alpaca Livestock Products And Commerce Association (MI-ALPACA)

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New England Alpaca Owners & Breeders Association

New England Alpaca Owners & Breeders Assoc.

Upper Midwest Alpacas

Upper Midwest Alpacas

North Sound Alpaca Association

North Sound Alpaca Association

Pacific Northwest Alpaca Association

Pacific Northwest Alpaca Association

Alpaca Breeders Alliance of N. Colorado

Alpaca Breeders Alliance of N. Colorado

Midwest Alpaca Owners & Breeders Assoc.

Midwest Alpaca Owners & Breeders Association

Kentucky Alpaca Association

Kentucky Alpaca Association

Empire Alpaca Association

Empire Alpaca Association

Great Lakes Alpaca Assoc.

Great Lakes Alpaca Association

Pennsylvania Alpaca Owners & Breeders Assoc.

Pennsylvania Alpaca Owners & Breeders Assoc.

California Alpaca Breeders Assoc.

California Alpaca Breeders Assoc.

Alpaca Breeders of Arizona

Alpaca Breeders of Arizona

Illinois Alpaca Owners & Breeders Assoc.

Illinois Alpaca Owners & Breeders Association

Carolina Alpaca Breeders & Owners

Carolina Alpaca Breeders & Owners

Maryland Alpaca Breeders Association

Maryland Alpaca Breeders Association

Maine Alpaca Association

Maine Alpaca Association

TxOLAN Alpaca Association

TX, OK, LA, AR, NM Alpaca Association

Alpaca Breeders of the Rockies

Alpaca Breeders of the Rockies

Virginia Alpaca Owners & Breeders Assoc.

Virginia Alpaca Owners & Breeders Association

Mid-Atlantic Alpaca Association

Mid-Atlantic Alpaca Association

Indiana Alpaca Association

Indiana Alpaca Association

Columbia Alpaca Breeders Association

Columbia Alpaca Breeders Association

Alpaca Association of Western Washington

Alpaca Association of Western Washington

Florida Alpaca Breeders Association

Florida Alpaca Breeders Association

Suri Alpaca Network

Suri Network

New Mexico Alpaca Breeders

New Mexico Alpaca Breeders