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Membership in the AOA is a symbol of being part of an organization that places integrity at the top of the list. The ability to network with other Ostrich ranchers, attend periodic on-line meetings, connect with potential customers and utilize newly developed tools to stay one step ahead in the market place are the priorities our members have directed us to provide.

The AOA continues to promote Ostrich throughout America to the public, to the food industry, and to the agricultural sector. We want more people to know about Ostrich, and be aware of their place in the healthy food market of today.

What the AOA Does for Members

  • Members are encouraged to let the public know they are a trusted source to conduct business with by stating they are a “Member of the American Ostrich Association”. Print ready images are available at no charge and may be used only by members in good standing.
  • Members that adhere to certain regulations can license from the AOA, the Registered Trademarks: Certified American Ostrich™ in addition to: Genuine American Ostrich Leather™ and Certified American Ostrich Oil™.
  • Internet Presence: The AOA Webpage and member forum is a popular method of finding answers to routine or special questions and continues to grow worldwide. In addition our new and separate section “Public Consumer Reports” allows the general public to view compliments, complaints and responses regarding their dealings in our very important marketplace.
  • Members in good standing can purchase at low cost a Personal Internet Presence (COMING SOON) by way of individual mini-sites that are linked from the Association web page. These sites are also optimized to be found directly by browsers and are mobile friendly. Members can now present themselves in the manner they wish by either providing their information and content updates by e-mail for a small transaction fee or access their own private dashboard for free at any time. Members in good standing that have their own web-sites can be linked with the AOA site in a reciprocal manner upon their request.
  • Members receive up to date information on husbandry, nutrition, marketing opportunities and much more.
  • Members are part of a Unified force. Your voice is heard, whether Nationally, Regionally or Local. Representation, presence, and strength in numbers is vitally important for our Industry in a continuing conversation with Governmental agencies, the USDA, FSIS, FDA, the Farm Bureau, the Poultry Industry, Restaurant, Food and Grocery Associations, Universities, Health groups and Consumer groups. Your membership gives us credibility and power that no single voice would have.
  • Representation at National Restaurant and Food Trade Shows, promoting OSTRICH for all of the industry, not one farm or distributor.
  • Information via e-mail to our members. The AOA provides news and addresses issues that confront our industry such as: imports, COOL, END, Newcastle Disease, Avian Influenza and any quarantines (authorized or potential) in various states.
  • Annual Convention (Now being planned for 2016). This conference is held in different regions of the U.S. and is a great opportunity to network with other Ostrich people and hear the latest topics from well-known relevant speakers.
  • Legislative Representation – AOA Officers have spent unknown hours and money to fight for issues that affect the entire ostrich industry. We continue working with various agencies and thru regional Farm Bureaus for the representation that we all need. The AOA has had changes included to the NPIP with regards to a better and easier method of ostrich testing and with GIPSA to include ostrich into the Packers and Stockyards Act.

The benefits listed above, plus use of our Logo, Registered Trademarks, Member’s personal internet presence, and Quality Assurance programs makes AOA membership a real bargain. Being a member of the AOA makes a statement that you’re a serious ostrich producer and/or supplier in the marketplace. We hope you agree and will join us as we continue the journey that started in 1988.

AOA Membership Levels

Individual

$75year
$75year
  • Attend periodic Webinars at no charge
  • Access to a vast technical Library in one place
  • Use and display of the Association logo
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  • Leasing of the certified Ostrich Products Trademarks
  • Receive regular Industry E-Newsletters
  • Participation in the Member’s only Forum Categories

Standard Business

$100year
$100year
  • Attend periodic Webinars at no charge.
  • Access to a vast technical Library in one place
  • Use and display of the Association logo
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  • Leasing of the certified Ostrich Products Trademarks
  • Receive regular Industry E-Newsletters
  • Participation in the Member’s only Forum Categories
  • Includes one Business Category (Additional Business Categories $25 each)
  • Business name found on AOA website search

Silver Business

$150year
$150year
  • Attend periodic Webinars at no charge
  • Access to a vast technical Library in one place
  • Use and display of the Association logo
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  • Leasing of the certified Ostrich Products Trademarks
  • Receive regular Industry E-Newsletters
  • Participation in the Member’s only Forum Categories
  • Includes one Business Category (Additional Business Categories $25 each)
  • Business name found on AOA website search
  • link to member’s existing website (Subject to content standards review)

Gold Business

$4001st year
$4001st year
  • One-time development and launch of individual mini-website
  • Unlimited updates of mini-website text and photos via support ticket
  • Link to individual mini-website (Subject to content standards review)
  • Attend periodic Webinars at no charge
  • Access to a vast technical Library in one place
  • Use and display of the Association logo
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  • Leasing of the certified Ostrich Products Trademarks
  • Receive regular Industry E-Newsletters
  • Participation in the Member’s only Forum Categories
  • Unlimited Business Categories
  • Business name found on AOA website search
  • Annual renewals only $250

* Membership fees are non-refundable