With a membership that extends across the North American continent and around the world, it is difficult to get everyone together to take advantage of educational opportunities. We are fortunate to be able to offer education via the internet and recently the Suri Network held its first series of webinars, albeit with a bit of fear and trepidation, for we had never done this before!
Suri Network is excited to announce the “STRATEGICALLY SURI” educational series to be offered during the month of February 2022. The four part series, hosted by Suri Network and conducted on the Zoom platform, will focus on how to strategically improve your Suri herd from renowned experts in their respective fields.
February 2: “S.H.I.P—Don’t let S.H.I.P Sail Without You” presented by the SHIP classifiers, Arturo Pena, Cheryl Gehly and Stephanie Glyptis, all trained Suri fleece experts and AOA judges. Sponsored by: Memory M-Acres, Hasselbring's Harmony Ranch, Alpaca Road
February 9: “Color Genetics—What Color is Your Alpaca” presented by Dr. Andrew Merriwether, expert geneticist and professor from Binghamton University of New York.
February 16: “Using Technology to Diagnose Female Alpaca Infertility” presented by Dr. Michelle Kutzler, camelid reproductive expert and professor from Oregon State University.
February 23: “Strategic Suri Improvement-Focus on Uniformity” presented by Amanda VandenBosch, internationally renowned Suri alpaca breeder and AOA senior judge.
Cost: For SN members, the cost is free (please consider a donation to Suri Network when you register). For non-SN members the cost for the whole series is $100, which includes a free membership to SN effective March 1, 2022 through May 30, 2023.Registration: All participants must register in advance by January 31, 2022 on the Suri Network website registration page to receive the Zoom link for the seminars. CLICK HERE to register!
* Suri Network members and registrants will be able to view the Strategically Suri videos after the series is complete, by visiting the webinar page on the website.
The 2021 March To Marketing Modules:
This first webinar series was titled, "March To Marketing". The modules were free to Suri Network members and are now loaded onto our website for those members who signed up to attend and for those who want to review the presented material. The 4 classes are described below. Links for our members and those who paid to attend are available at MARCH TO MARKETING. Our thanks to the sponsors that made this event possible!
Feb 3: “Tell your story using the Toolbox” presented by internationally renowned alpaca breeder and AOA Senior Judge, Amanda VandenBosch.
Feb 10: “Social Media Marketing-The Good, The Bad, The Ugly and The Why!” presented by Boot Camp Digital social marketing experts.
Feb 17: “Agritourism for Everyone” presented by a panel of three farms that successfully use the agritourism model in these challenging times.
Feb 24: - “Pull it all Together: An Effective Marketing Plan” presented by Brion Smoker, a successful professional business and financial advisor, and co-owner of Sweet Valley Suris.