Press Releases

Monthly press releases about what's going on with Heifer projects and programs.

Hilton Prize Coalition Releases Film Highlighting Role of Development Organizations in Response to Nepal Earthquake

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.

Heifer International is one of six development organizations featured in the Hilton Prize Coalition documentary, “On Shifting Ground.” The film highlights disaster relief efforts following the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal in April 2015. The earthquake and aftershocks killed more than 8,000 people and injured nearly 21,000.

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Heifer International Board of Directors Names Tom Hadfield to Membership

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.

In the professional marketplace, Hadfield is CEO of Message.io, a technology start-up headquartered in Austin, Texas. As a citizen of the world, he is keenly aware of complexities that accompany the global issues of hunger and poverty. To create a lasting impact himself, Hadfield has been instrumental in launching several social ventures to help better the lives of individuals in Africa and worldwide.

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Heifer International Celebrates ‘Feast in the Field’

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.

Friday will mark the 4th annual “Beyond Hunger: Feast in the Field” fundraiser benefiting Heifer projects right here in Arkansas. The event will take place on grounds of Heifer Village, behind Heifer International headquarters, 1 World Ave., and the reception to begin at 6:30 p.m. Mallory Brooks and David Bazzel will be the emcees, and guests will be treated to music by The GroanUps. Those in attendance will also hear from Melanie Ward, an Arkansas farmer and the board chair of the Heifer-supported Grass Roots Farmers’ Cooperative.

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Emmy Award Winning Actress Uzo Aduba Visits Heifer International Farmers in Uganda

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.

Emmy Award winning actress Uzo Aduba just returned from a Heifer International visit in Uganda where she got an in-depth look at Heifer’s projects with farmers, who are working toward securing a living income as part of the organization’s goal to lift 4 million families out of poverty by 2020. During her trip, Aduba witnessed the impact of Heifer’s work when she met with farmers, participated in a Passing on the Gift® ceremony and helped process milk at a community-owned dairy center.

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Heifer International to host 4th Annual ‘Beyond Hunger: Feast in the Field’ Fundraiser

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.

The 4th annual “Beyond Hunger: Feast in the Field” will benefit Heifer projects right here in Arkansas through local agriculture and economic development. Guests are encouraged to dress in all-white dress casual attire and will enjoy an outdoor evening featuring a locally sourced, family style dinner. In keeping with Heifer International’s mission of caring for the Earth, Feast in the Field will be a “zero-waste” event using only reusable, recycled, and compostable products.

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National CSA Sign Up Day

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.

Buying local food is increasing in popularity across the state and Heifer International, in collaboration with Foodshed Farms, makes it easy to get connected. The Foodshed Farms CSA, which stands for community supported agriculture, brings together consumers and farmers enabling them to purchase a “share” of weekly produce delivered to several locations in Central Arkansas.

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Heifer International Awarded $1.5 Million Grant to Expand Disaster Risk Reduction Work

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.

Heifer International has received a $1.5 million grant to help fund phase two of the RISE-UP: Resilience Initiatives through Sustainable Enterprises and Upgrade of Community Preparedness project. The money will extend work in the Philippines while expanding the work to Guatemala, two of the most disaster-prone countries in which we work. 

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Heifer International Named 2015 LINGOS Member of the Year

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.

Congratulations to Heifer International, which has been named LINGOs’ 2015 Member of the Year! The annual award honors a LINGOs member organization that has demonstrated commitment to LINGOs’ mission: providing affordable, high-quality learning solutions to those working to improve lives in developing and vulnerable communities.

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Fresh Produce, From Local Farmers to You

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.

Starting in October, shareholders will receive six to 10 pounds of fresh produce per week, sized for a family of two to three people. The fall CSA will last six weeks and cost $150. Each week there will be a variety of in-season produce. For example, fall CSA shareholders can expect sustainably grown produced like apples, beets, broccoli, collards, kale, onions, potatoes, pumpkins and turnips.

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Heifer International to Host Fourth Annual “Beyond Hunger: A Place at the Table” Gala to Help End World Hunger and Poverty

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.

Heifer International will host its fourth annual Beyond Hunger: “A Place at the Table” gala on Sept. 18, 2015, at the Montage Beverly Hills hotel. The event seeks to support and empower marginalized women and honor those who work to raise awareness of the world’s poor and hungry.

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