Press Releases

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

Jim De Vries, Heifer's longest-serving leader, retiring

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (March 16, 2010) – Heifer International announced today that Jim De Vries, Ph.D., vice president for Program Development and former executive vice president of the organization's international programs division and its

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2011 Marks 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (March 4, 2011) – Today, women and girls make up the majority of people living in poverty. Women and girls are the world's primary food producers, yet cultural traditions and social structures—for example, women own only

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Student's 'moo'-ving video wins Heifer International contest

Kindergarten's 'Why give a Heifer this holiday season?' film named runner-upLITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Feb. 7, 2011) – With "lights, camera, action!" skills, Nicole Bleuel, of Stamford, Conn., answered the question, "Why give a Heifer this holiday

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Alternative to craziness of Black Friday, Cyber Monday

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Nov. 22, 2010) – We are less than a week away from Black Friday, which is immediately followed by Cyber Monday, two of the busiest—and most harried—shopping days in the United States. Here’s an alternative to

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Entrepreneur, visionary Pierre Ferrari named Heifer CEO

 Pierre FerrariBusiness, social innovator brings 'passionate urgency' to roleLITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Oct. 28, 2010) - Heifer International—a global nonprofit leader of sustainable agricultural development for smallholder farmers—today

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Experience Local, Sustainable Food at Heifer’s 100 Mile Meal

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Sept. 28, 2010) – Join Heifer International on Saturday evening, Oct. 16, for a dinner of locally grown foods, followed by a panel discussion on the state of food in Arkansas. The 100 Mile Meal is an opportunity to learn

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DMA NONPROFIT FEDERATION HONORS HEIFER INTERNATIONAL AS 2010 NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Aug. 16, 2010) — The Direct Marketing Association's Nonprofit Federation (DMANF) today announced Heifer International as the winner of its 2010 Nonprofit Organization of the Year Award.The award will be presented Wednesday,

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Cathy Sanders, former UAMS major gift director, joins Heifer

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Aug. 18, 2010) — Heifer International today announced that Cathy Sanders, former senior director of Development for the University of Arkansas for Medical Services, has been named the global hunger-fighting

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Alpha Kappa Alpha selects Heifer as a charity partner

LITTLE ROCK, AR (Aug. 4, 2010) – Heifer International announced today that is has been selected as one of its charities of choice by Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, the first Greek-lettered sorority established and incorporated by African American

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Heifer Village recognized for its green construction

Education, engagement center attains three out of four possible Green GlobesLITTLE ROCK, Ark. (July 15, 2010) – Heifer International’s Murphy Keller Education Center—generally known as Heifer Village—has attained a rating of

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