IAOBA - Illinois Alpaca Owners and Breeders Association
The Illinois Alpaca Owners and Breeders Association (IAOBA) is the official Illinois Affiliate of the Alpaca Owners Association (AOA). Breeders within the state of Illinois have recognized that the industry is growing very quickly in our state.
With the large growth in breeders, fiber farms and 'pet' alpaca owners, we have recognized a need for increased education and association with other farms for collective support and resources in the many areas involved in the Alpaca Industry.
With this climb in numbers, we have also recognized a need for increased education and association with other farms for collective support and resources in the many areas involved in the Alpaca Industry.
Most new alpaca breeders come from non-farming backgrounds and the learning curve for caring for alpacas can be a steep one when you are beginning your venture. Support from other breeders can greatly reduce that curve.
Formed as a not-for-profit corporation in 2004, IAOBA members had been meeting since 2003 at various farms across the state. Recognizing the need for an organized affiliate, we began the process of applying as an AOA Affiliate and succeeded in November of 2004.
IAOBA will work to increase education about all aspects of the Alpaca Industry including education on health and herd husbandry, fiber use, improvement of the alpaca within our herds, and education of the public on alpacas, and many other topics. Please feel free to contact any member in our roster for more information on joining IAOBA.
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