Kylie Munyard Senior Lecturer at Curtin University

Kylie is a Senior Lecturer in Molecular Biology in the Curtin Medical School at Curtin University, in a teaching and research role. She teaches Molecular Genetics and Bioinformatics. The main focus of her research is alpaca colour genetics. Since 2005 she has worked hand-in-hand with alpaca owners and breeders and researchers from all over the world to try to answer the many questions about how different color alpacas can be bred predictably.

Marty Bennett Owner, President, Queen at CAMELIDynamics

Marty McGee Bennett’s first llama jumped off the back of a pickup truck and into her heart in 1981. Since then, Marty has devoted her professional life to the well-being of llamas and alpacas and the education of camelid enthusiasts.

She brings a variety of experience and qualifications to her work with camelids, including a B.S. degree in Animal Behavior and many years spent as a professional fiber artist.

Rebecca Gill Owner at Cotton Creek Farms

Rebecca Gill is the co-owner of Cotton Creek Farms in Northern Michigan. She and her husband operate an active alpaca farm that offers breeding, interactive tours, an onsite retail store, and an active e-commerce business. Rebecca also owns a digital marketing agency and has twenty years of experience in website development, search engine optimization, and social media management.

Elizabeth (Buffy) Bernard Owner/Operator at Bernard Family Farm

Elizabeth Bernard, aka Buffy, is from Southern Illinois. She has been farming in some capacity, since learning you could mail order chicks. She, her husband Jeffrey and their five children own and operate Bernard Family Farm. Bernard Family Farm is a century plus farm owned direct line by the Bernard Family since 1914. Since owning alpacas, Buffy and her family’s’ passion has been to share and educate the community about alpacas and the other animals that call their farm home.

Wade Gease AOA Senior Judge, The Alpaca Guy

Wade Gease is an AOA-certified senior alpaca judge, judge training instructor, presenter, designer, and consultant/mediator for the worldwide alpaca industry. He is a previous owner and manager of a sustainable alpaca ranch for eighteen years. Wade earned an associate degree in Aeronautical Science, a bachelor’s degree in chemistry & a master degree in Biochemistry. He is also a Camelid Fibre Sorter certified from Olds College Natural Fibre Centre, Canada.

Dave Krebs Chief Visionary Officer at CPA Advisory Group, Inc.

Dave Krebs has written numerous tax books and recently completed a new book called "Save a Million, Give a Million." Dave has presented to over 100,000 accountants and small business owners across the United States over the last 30 plus years.

In 1985, he created the CPA Advisory Group, Inc., a 5 million dollar, 30 member tax, accounting, consulting and investment advisory firm located in Columbus, Ohio.

On Demand Seminars

KEYNOTE — The Genetics of Color in Alpacas presented by Kylie Munyard

This seminar will explain what we know about alpaca color genetics, and what we are currently trying to understand. This seminar is aimed at all alpaca breeders, and how this information can be used in their breeding program.

Enhancing Your Small Herd presented by Jason Gill

Break down the lessons from Keynote Speaker, Kylie Munyard, and learn how to apply those genetics to take your small herd to the next level.

Product Strategies and Forecasting presented by Wade Gease

Understanding what type of alpaca products sell best at different times of the year can be helpful in your business planning. Come see Wade's data that shows what types of products are year-round sellers versus others with different trends.

Navigating The American Manufacturing Chain presented by Stacie Chavez

Navigating the commercial processing of alpaca fiber through the American Manufacturing Chain. Washing, blending, carding, combing, spinning, felting, knitting, weaving and cut and sew. Yarn blends, gauges, and highest and best use. Universal yarn pluses and minuses.

What Halter Show Judges Are Looking For presented by Wade Gease and Beverly Brehm

Wade and Beverly discuss tips for owners and handlers heading to a show.

Gastrointestinal Parasites in Camelids presented by Dr. Pamela Walker

Internal parasites can be a problem in camelids without appropriate monitoring. There are many different parasites that need to be considered. Join Dr. Pam Walker as she guides you through the need-to-know when it comes to protecting your herd.

The Science Of Behavior Is Running Things; You May As Well Understand It! presented by Marty Bennett

Why you really need to understand the most current science! It changes everything you might think you know. For years people raising everything from cows, to horses, to alpacas have lumped them into the category of prey animal and made all kinds of assumptions based on this “fact.” It turns out this is just the way things are.

Learn how to use the science of behavior to set up your farm to get the job done in a way that is efficient and safe for both you and your animals. A few easy-to-create “antecedent arrangements” will save you more time than you can imagine as well as help you produce trusting easy to handle animals.

A Working Session For Improving Your Farm Website presented by Rebecca Gill

Are you intimidated by managing and updating your farm website? Not sure where to start, what to include, or even what to say? This session will help!

In this working session, we’ll review best practices for creating and updating your farm website. Attendees will walk through easy-to-use worksheets that will help them focus on what content is needed, what should be presented, and where it should go.

This is an interactive session that is designed to help you focus on who you sell to, what problems they have, and how you can help them achieve their goals.

Diversified Farming presented by Elizabeth (Buffy) Bernard

Diversifying your farm/ranch to increase profits, what has been successful our farm

Building Your Breeding Program

with Julie Delaney, Irish Meadows Alpaca Farm
Kerri Harting, Eagle Eye Farm
Hillary Devin, Shambalah Alpaca Ranch

This panel of established breeders will help guide you into the ins and outs of making key breeding decisions to improve your herd, no matter the size.

Retirement Planning — A Fiber-Filled Future presented by Dave Krebs, CPA

Is your retirement secure? Find the strategies and techniques to build your retirement nest egg. Determine how Social Security and Medicare will fit in. Ensure your estate plan is on track. Laugh and learn, apply and earn.

The Government Give-ways presented by Dave Krebs, CPA

Find out the tax developments coming out of Washington DC these days. Learn about the latest energy credits and other key personal and business credits. Understand the basics of taxes and how you are impacted. Catch up on what is going on at the IRS and how they are operating in the post-pandemic world.


  • All On Demand Seminars

    All On Demand Seminars

    All on-demand seminars including the keynote address with Kylie Munyard. As a bonus purchase all the seminars from 2023 and receive a link to the 2022 seminars.

    Price $149.00

  • Keynote Address Only

    Keynote Address Only

    Keynote address with Kylie Munyard.

    Price $49.00

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