Llamas and alpacas (both members of the lama family) make excellent pets and working animals, and also produce wool for textiles. Learn about care, grooming, feeding, training, social behavior and communication, fiber types, guard lamas, showing, judging and careers.
Fun fact: Lama is the genus and llama (with two "l"s) is the species.
Featured opportunity - 4-H lama training clinicJoin us for this one day clinic to learn more about the Lama Project. The day will be packed full of hands on learning opportunities for beginners to advanced youth. Yes, your lamas are welcome to attend! Donít have one? Let us introduce you to these amazing animals! Learn more
Important project information:
State & regional events
To view county or local club events, visit the county website.
All youth participating as a State Fair 4-H livestock exhibitor in beef, dairy, sheep, swine, poultry, rabbit, meat and dairy goat, and lama must have completed the Livestock Quality Assurance and Ethics workshop. Certification is good for three fair seasons. The level of training required is determined by the grade of the youth at the time the training takes place.
Dates and locations vary by county. Check this list for more information.
4-H plays a pivotal role in youth development and public education at the Minnesota State Fair. Over 7,000 4-H youth have the opportunity to interact with the public and educate fairgoers through 4-H exhibits, demonstrations, performances, and 4-H promotion. More info
Lama Project resources
Beginning to learn about lamas:
Some experience with this project:
Looking for a challenge:
Learning resources for all levels:
Project leader resources
- Llama - Helper's Guide (1.1 MB PDF)