— The Openherd Team

Over the Rainbow Alpaca Ranch

Where Champions are Born

Sara Bender
3499 305th Avenue NWIsanti, MN 55040
Fax: 763-444-3996



AlpacaU is a reflection of our commitment to bring educational opportunities to our region.  Our goal is to offer educational sessions for:

  • new farms who are just beginning and wondering what kind of farm should they become;

  • new breeding farms now requiring skills and knowledge about breeding and cria care, and

  • existing farms who seek education in very specific topics, such as Nutrition; Parasite Management; Alpaca Show Readiness; as well as others.

We are committed to offering you relevant information so the decisions you make are informed decisions and the skills you develop can be quickly applied to the care and management of your alpacas.  If we fail at this commitment, then we will gladly refund your session fees.

Educational sessions offered through AlpacaU are designed for everybody. If you don't see what you want / need, let us know.  We'll find the perfect presenter and put something together.


Series 1 An Introduction to Alpacas.pdf

Series 2 Breeding Alpacas _Getting Started.pdf


For more information on AlpacaU, or to register, please contact us today!