Oglethorpe University, Heifer International Host Sustainability Summit

ATLANTA, Ga. (Oct 8, 2012) – Heifer International and Oglethorpe University are hosting the first ever Heifer Sustainability Summit on Oct 13, from 1-5 p.m in Lupton Hall Auditorium. The one-day summit will look at the issues surrounding hunger and poverty globally and discuss how Heifer works with smallholder farmers, teaching them agriculture and animal husbandry practices that lead to self-reliance.

Speaking at the event will be Pierre Ferrari, President and CEO of Heifer International, who will discuss how scaling up agricultural value chains can help satisfy the increasing demand for food. Doug Shipman, President and CEO of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, will join Ferrari on stage to discuss the approach and take questions from the audience.

Also speaking will be Heifer International’s Cambodia Country Director, Keo Keang, and Heifer’s Director of Social Enterprise Development, Jeffrey Scott, who will share insights from their work in the field about how empowering smallholder farmers can address food insecurity, gender issues and the global food chain.

Each session costs $10, and seats can be reserved online at www.heifer.org/atlantasummit, or by calling (877) 243-4337.

Media interested in this event can contact Kate Merrill, Community Engagement Coordinator, at kate.merrill@heifer.org, or 501-907-8850.

About Heifer International
Heifer’s mission is to end hunger and poverty while caring for the Earth. Since 1944, Heifer International has provided livestock and environmentally sound agricultural training to improve the lives of those who struggle daily for reliable sources of food and income. Heifer is currently working in more than 40 countries, including the United States, to help families and communities become more self-reliant. For more information, visit www.heifer.org or call 1-800-696-1918.  Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter @heifer and read about our work at our blog