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About MAA

The Maine Alpaca Association (MAA) was formed by a group of alpaca owners and breeders from across the State of Maine who share common goals for education, information, communication, and marketing of their alpacas in the great State of Maine.

An original gathering of 12 people at a member's farm grew quickly to over 30 people and the beginning of the association took place. We have continually grown in size since our initial meeting in 2004. We developed this website to provide a communication resource for our members and to enable our diverse membership to communicate with the rest of the world about their alpacas and why Maine is the perfect place to buy and raise alpacas.

We hold membership meetings quarterly at a central Maine location. At each meeting we attend to business and provide an education forum or speaker for our members. We also try to host a more in-depth alpaca related seminar or educational event at least once every other year.


Our continuing goals for our diverse organization are as follows:


  • Provide continuing education to our membership on all aspects of alpaca ownership including husbandry, business planning and marketing an alpaca livestock business.

  • Provide information to the general public about alpacas, their luxurious fiber and living the 'alpaca lifestyle' in the great state of Maine.

  • Provide support to large animal veterinarians in Maine who show an interest in furthering their education in the field of camelids.

  • Increase awareness of the Maine Alpaca Association and the benefits of buying and owning alpacas in the state of Maine through cooperative marketing efforts within the state, throughout the region and across the nation.

  • Further develop our website to showcase the 'alpaca lifestyle' and the state of Maine as the ideal place to buy and raise alpacas; offer information and support to potential owners and breeders; and to direct potential buyers of alpacas, alpaca services and alpaca products to our individual farms across the state.

 

We welcome your further inquiry into our great and growing diverse organization! Please feel free to contact any of the board members listed below with your questions or comments. We invite you to Discover Maine - Discover Alpacas!


                                        2020 Board of Directors

 

President

 

Anne Gobes

Cape Newagen Alpacas

207-633-0416

capenewagenalpacas@gmail.com

 

Vice President

 

Tim Whalen

Limerick Heritage Alpacas

978-302-5103

libertybc@msn.com

 

Secretary

 

Marylyn Plowman

Rock and Pebble Farm

207-326-9748

mcaplowman@gmail.com

Treasurer Cindy Randall Pismire Mountain Fiber Farm

 207-671-7417

pismiremountainfarm@gmail.com

       

Marketing

Kate Stanton Whalen        Limerick Heritage Alpacas

978-302-5103

kate.whalen@hpe.com

 

     
Events Director Virginia Rebar Outbaca Alpaca 

 207-683-2258

vrebar@tds.net