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Learn how to start an alpaca farm

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 12:01 am

Learn how to operate an alpaca farm during the seminar “Alpaca 101: Fundamentals of Alpaca Farming” 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 9 by White Violet Farm Alpacas at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, northwest of Terre Haute in west-central Indiana.

The hands-on workshop will allow participants to get up-close with alpacas. Topics covered will include: health issues, shots, feed, barns and sheds, pasture care, toenail clipping, developing goals, fiber, record keeping and water needs.

Tracy Wilson, alpaca herd manager at White Violet Farm Alpacas, and Sister Maureen Freeman, director of White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, will be the presenters.

Cost is $85 per person or $110 for two from the same family or farm. Lunch is included.

White Violet Farm Alpacas is a nonprofit ministry of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods and helps support programs of ecological justice education, organic agriculture and fiber education.

To register or for information, contact Robyn Morton at rmorton@spsmw.org or 1-812-535-2932.