Cornell Cooperative Extension of Steuben County is taking you out on the farm for their July Speaker Series session. Their presentation, Fiber Farm Fundamentals: Alpacas 101: It’s easy to own these exotic creatures with long legs, big eyes, and fluffy fleeces will be held on July 22 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Autumn Mist Alpaca Farm, 11579 Wessie Road, Prattsburgh.
Owners Jeff & Leslie Jorritsma will discuss what is involved with raising alpacas. it is actually easier and less expensive than you think! Learn about Buying, Breeding, Boarding, Birthing and the BIG things! And what do you do when the fleece is off the animal? There will also be time to enjoy an in-depth tour of their on-site fiber processing mill.
Jeff Jorritsma is President of the Empire Alpaca Association and Treasurer of the Mid Atlantic Alpaca Association Board of Directors. He and his wife, Leslie, own Autumn Mist Alpaca Farm & Fiber Mill LLC. They got involved with alpacas 15 years ago and travel year round to showcase these beautiful animals. Their mill processes fleece from all across the country.
This event is free to the public and refreshments will be offered. But to manage the audience, please register for this event at http://bit.ly/alpacaspeakerseries.
For additional information on this event, the Speaker Series or Cornell Cooperative Extension, visit PutKnowledgeToWork.org or call 607-664-2300.