Mission and Values

The purpose of the State of Jefferson Alpaca Association is:

To unite the alpaca breeders of Southwest Oregon and Northern California so as to promote the alpacas within the area. By bringing together the energies and talents of the area’s alpaca breeders, we will educate the public as to the benefits of alpaca ownership. SOJAA will encourage members to breed only to ARI registered alpacas and to sell only the progeny of two ARI registered parents.

We believe in the value of alpacas and in the long term health of the alpaca industry. We believe that by working together we can further the awareness of the unique attributes of the alpaca amongst the general public as we strive towards creating a permanent place for the alpaca in the American livestock community.

We are located in a region spanning the border between Northern California and Southern Oregon. Our roots and our history are grounded in the resources and agriculture of this diverse area.

Each year we participate in a number of area events in our effort to promote the alpaca industry. We also sponsor, organize and conduct AlpacaMania each fall, an event that has become the premier autumn alpaca show on the West Coast.