Intro to Agricultural Tourism on Your Alpaca Farm


Instructor: Ruth Anne Goss of Two Roots Alpacas and Fiber Mill

Time of Class: 2:15 to 3:15  on Saturday, March 23

This introductory class aims to equip alpaca farmers with the knowledge and tools needed to explore and implement agritourism on their farms. Through a combination of theoretical insights and practical tips, participants will leave with a clear understanding of how to turn their alpaca farm into a successful agritourism destination. This presentation is focused on the alpaca industry but the information could be across other ag tourism venues.

Be sure to scroll down and read complete class details and requirements before registering for this class.

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Skill Level: No prior knowledge or experience necessary.

Minimum Age: You must be at least 15 to take this class.

About the Instructor: Ruth Anne’s journey began in Huntsville, AL, where she spent her entire life until her “retirement” to the enchanting Appalachian mountains in 2013. In 2014, she and her husband, Brad, established Two Roots Alpacas, a thriving venture nestled on their 130-acre farm in East Tennessee.

Their picturesque farm is a haven for a cherished herd of over 50 huacaya alpacas, each one enjoying a life of luxury. Ruth Anne is a dynamic force in the alpaca community, actively contributing as a member of AOA and currently serving as the president of the Tennessee Alpaca Association.

A passionate mentor, Ruth Anne finds joy in guiding both new and experienced alpaca owners. Her mentorship covers a spectrum of topics, including industry trends, healthcare, handling skills, product and business development, fiber sorting and grading, and the intricacies of fiber processing.

Beyond their day-to-day operations, Ruth Anne and her team open the doors of Two Roots Alpacas to the community through school and adult field trips, workshops, farm tours, and engaging Adult Leadership presentations.

Her love for the alpaca industry and its sense of community is evident in her active involvement, and she is excited to continue being a vital part of its growth. Ruth Anne’s dedication, combined with her wealth of knowledge, makes her a valuable asset and an inspiring presence in the ever-evolving world of alpaca farming.



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