Education & Seminars

Free Seminars During the Show

Alpacas 101.

MOPACA will conduct seminars several times during the weekend on alpaca basics for the general public and any newbies who would like to attend.  Meet at the MOPACA Welcome Table at the North end of the Arena for a one hour seminar on alpaca basics.  Please see the Show Schedule for times and places.


Noon Seminar

Speaker:  Jeff Ellett, Division Administrator, USDOT/FMCSA, Kansas Division, will be speaking on the “new” rules of the road for anyone hauling alpacas to shows, for breedings, etc.  Information all alpaca owners need to know.

Speaker Bio- Jeff Ellett is the Division Administrator for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Kansas Division. He has been with FMCSA for 20 years starting as a Border Inspector in Brownsville, Texas working with Mexican commercial trucks and drivers entering the United States. Jeff subsequently served as a Safety Investigator in the Kentucky and Alaska Divisions before being promoted to the Division Programs Manager in South Dakota.

Prior to joining USDOT Jeff was the Commander of the El Paso, Texas Police Department Traffic Division before retiring in 1998. He and his wife Louise transferred to Kansas in February 2017 and are looking forward to spending the remainder of their federal career working with the Kansas Transportation industry.