— The Openherd Team

Benefits of AOA and Affiliate Membership

Lean in and Join Up!

The AOA (Alpaca Owners Association) is as it sounds, the association of all Alpaca Owners.


Alpaca owners have various interests.  Some are primarily interested in breeding and showing.  Some are primarily interested in the fiber aspect of the business. Some are primarily interested in having some beautiful animals for their children to grow up nurturing.  There are numerous ways to enjoy alpacas and AOA is an organization for all of those interests.


Membership in AOA provides education on alpaca care, management, and fiber.  It also opens up opportunities for networking with other people with similar interests as well as shows, educational opportunities, and fiber workshops and competitions.


For more information on AOA membership and its different levels:


AOA Membership Levels and Benefits


To Join for the first time:


Join AOA


To Renew or Upgrade your membership click on the link at the bottome of the membership benefits page.

 

Affiliates are generally the organizations that put on local shows and provide local support with educational opportunities.  It is also a way to get into contact with other local breeders to network.  Each region has its own unique challenges and blessings and other local breeders are great resources.

Affiliates