— The UMA Team

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About UMA

Our Mission

We are a progressive community of alpaca owners and breeders, designed to promote and grow the alpaca industry. (See map to left for UMA Primary Coverage Area.)

We have a passion to educate, inform, and maintain high industry standards.

We take a leadership role in assisting alpaca enthusiasts to reach their full potential through networking, marketing, and nurturing.

Our Goals and Objectives

Our semi-annual meetings are designed to inform members of up coming events, available resources, and marketing strategies.

Our meetings are designed to provide our members with guidance in a supportive, friendly atmosphere.

Our intent is to promote healthy, thriving ranches and farms through education, friendship and joint marketing efforts.

We actively pursue various means of communication and group development to fulfill our Mission Statement.

UMA Education

Member education is important to UMA. UMA sponors two educational events each year for its members, which are also open to non-UMA members.

In addition, UMA champions its own members to hold educational events at their local level. To help encourage these events and to defray costs, UMA has developed "educational zones" in helps offset costs of one member-hosted event per year. You can learn more about this program through UMA Membership and/or by contacting a member of the UMA Educational Committee.

Benefits of UMA Membership

For a list of benefits of UMA membership, please visit our Join page.

UMA is an affiliate of the Alpaca Owners Association (AOA).