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You do not have to be a MAPACA member to attend any of the seminars over the course of the Jubilee Weekend.

Seminar Opportunities

Thursday, April 20, 2017

8:00 to 5:00, Lunch included

  • Pamela G. Walker, DVM, MS, DipACVIM
    $150 per person
    $250 with second person from same farm
    Please click  HERE to register

Friday, April 21st

9:00 am – 10:00 am  ~  Lynn Edens, Little Creek Farm Alpacas
Maximizing The Value Of Your Fiber Harvest - Current Market Alternatives

10:15 am - 11:15 am  ~ Pamela Walker, DVM
Failure to Thrive: Cria to Geriatrics

11:30  - Noon ~  Darrin Youker, Pennsylvania Farm Bureau
How a Farm Bureau Membership Can Benefit Your Farm


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm  ~ Jessica Williamson, PhD.
Effectively Managing Your Pastures

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm ~ Steve Purdy, DVM
Principles of Reproductive Success in Alpacas

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm ~ Bud Synhorst, AOA Executive Director
A Conversation About AOA

Saturday, April 22nd

9:00 am – 10:15am ~ Anthony Stachowski, DVM
Ask the Vet – Open Forum

10:30 am – 11:30am ~ Steve Purdy, DVM
The Nunoa Project


1:00 pm – 2:15pm ~ Pamela Walker, DVM
The Camelid Medicine Cabinet

2:30 pm – 3:30pm ~Steve Purdy, DVM
Alpaca Reproduction Problems & Solutions

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm ~ Bud Synhorst, AOA Executive Director
A Conversation About AOA


Fiber Demo Schedule

Workshops, demonstrations, and fiber activities will take place in the Mundo “Fibra!” area unless otherwise noted.

Friday, April 21st

10:00 am - Introduction to Needle Felting

11:00 am - Hand painting Yarn

12:00 pm - Introduction to the Blending Board

1:00 pm - Knit Beaded Bracelet

2:00 pm - Hands on Nuno Felting Demonstration

3:00 pm - Weaving on a Lucet

4:00 pm - Spinning on a Spindle

Saturday, April 22nd

10:00 am - Spinning on a Spindle

11:00 am - Crochet Beaded Bracelet

12:00 pm - Hand painting Yarn

1:00 pm - Making an Art Batt

2:00 pm - Hands on Weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom

3:00 pm - Introduction to Needle Felting

4:00 pm - Weaving on a Lucet

Sunday, April 23rd

10:00 am - Weaving on a Lucet

11:00 am - Hands on Nuno Felting Demonstration

12:00 pm - Introduction to the Blending Board

1:00 pm - Spinning on a Spindle


Seminar Speakers


Dr. Walker is a 1992 graduate of Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

After two years in private practice as a Dairy practitioner, she went to the University of Illinois to complete a Food Animal Medicine and Surgery residency, where she also received her Masters of Science degree (MS). During this time, she finished her boards in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, specializing in Large Animals (ACVIM-LA). She has taught senior veterinary students at University of Illinois, Washington State University, Michigan State University, and The Ohio State University. She loves to teach and has been invited to speak to owner/breeders and veterinarians about camelids in the US and internationally and is on the board of directors for the International Camelid Institute. She worked for 10 years as the full time veterinarian for a large Ohio Alpaca farm - Alpaca Jack's Suri Farm - where she was responsible for the medical, surgical, reproductive and daily health care of the alpacas. To continue with her love of teaching she is an instructor at a local College. Dr. Walker practices in Grove City, Ohio at her clinic Camelid Care Veterinary Services. Her practice includes the medical, surgical and reproductive care of camelids across Ohio and beyond for consultations.