Suri Network Live! Webinar Series

Imagine not having to travel and pay out food and lodging expenses in order to advance your alpaca knowledge. Now, that has become a reality!

The Suri Network's e-Learning Series is designed to provide you with quality education at home at a reasonable price.  The cost is just $25 a session for Suri Network members and $35 for non-members.

The Suri Network will periodically schedule live webinars featuring great speakers covering topics our members have indicated they want to know more about. See the schedule at the left to see what we have planned. Then, just click the "Register" button to sign up and pay. You will then be emailed instructions on how to participate.

Not only will you learn some great information to advance your business, but you will show your clients and potential clients (and the IRS) that you are serious about what you do!

We hope you take advantage of this great member benefit by registering for the next webinar today!


For those unable to view a live webinar, all presentations will be recorded.

Archived Webinars

Tax-Time - Preparation Happens All Year Round

Presented by Suri Network member and CPA, Brion Smoker. 

In 1979, Brion founded the accounting firm Smoker, Smith & Associates which offered a full range of consulting services to more than 500 corporate clients. Brion also founded the Eastern Audit Alliance, created additional companies, and joined the boards of community organizations. For his creativity in business, Brion was nominated for an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

After leaving his firm, Brion bought a John Deere tractor in 2002 and started Sweet Valley Suris with Kristie four years later. Brion currently speaks on financial topics at professional conferences around the world. He is a graduate of Elizabethtown College and is a certified CPA in Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Brion shares tips on preparing for tax season, record keeping, and maximizing benefits as a livestock business.

To view the webinar, you must first register below. $25 Suri Network members, $35 for non-members.


Factors that Influence the Value of Suri Fiber

Part I

From Australia, alpaca fiber expert Cameron Holt will teach you about the factors that influence the value of Suri fiber in commercial industry. Cameron Holt, a leading alpaca fiber expert, has had some 50 years in the fiber industry, namely as a wool broker, sheep classer, judge, and educator. He first became involved with the Australian alpaca industry when working at the Melbourne Institute of Textiles. Since then, he has played a major role in developing the Australian alpaca industry.  To view the recording, you must first register by clicking the button below.


Part II

"The Finer Points of Suri Fleece Preparation in the Shearing Shed"


Nutrition Part I: What about the water?

Gary Horrisberger, from Holmes Laboratory, presents this one hour webinar. The first of a three part series on nutrition focuses on water: how to test, how to interpret results, and why it is so important to your alpacas' health and well-being. Gary worked extensively with Dr. Norm Evans as Dr. Evans' Field Manual was being developed.

To view the webinar, you must first register below.  $25 Suri Network members, $35 for non-members

Embryo Transfer

The Suri Network webinar series presents ..... Embryo Transfer

There's been a lot of buzz about embryo transfer lately, since AOA has an initiative on the ballot in 2016 to allow registration of cria born as a result of embryo transfer.

In our efforts to ensure that Suri Network members are informed about things that affect them, we held the webinar, at no charge, on June 7.

If you registered but were not able to participate, you can view the recording here.

If you did not register prior to the webinar, but would like to view it, you will need to register first.

This webinar, conducted by Jude Anderson of Pucara International, addressed what embryo transfer is, what it isn't; how it works, what the potential benefits are for individual breeders and the industry. She also responded to questions that were submitted by registrants.



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