Youth in alpacas
The AAA has recently been involved in the establishment of the Australian Alpaca Youth and Education Committee to create a structure and forum for young breeders and teenagers interested in alpaca careers. Leading breeders, judges and camelid veterinary experts are contributing to the youth organisation with the motivation that alpaca plus youth equals future.
A combination of show events, workshops and youth camps give AAY members opportunities to further develop their husbandry and handling skills and knowledge in judging fleece and animal conformation.
Whilst they are highly valued and experienced, the average age of AAA members is not getting any younger and to ensure sustainability, we need to proactively recruit new members across a broad range, focusing on youth. One of the current strategies for the AAA is to increase youth membership. As part of this strategy, the AAA dropped the fee for youth membership to $50 annually. Family memberships are also available where the second child is $25 and third and subsequent youth members from the same family join at nil cost.
Contact us for more information regarding youth membership at email@example.com.
The AAA offers schools and colleges with an agricultural program free membership. Contact us for more information regarding education memberships at firstname.lastname@example.org.