When Steve and Ashley Dettelbach started their farm near Wynne, Arkansas, the two of them both worked additional full-time jobs to pay the bills and take care of their four children. Steve Dettelbach worked in maintenance for a factory in town, and Ashley Dettelbach ran a daycare service. “We had...
America is home to nearly 300 million people. Even in this land of commercial and factory farms, of fast food chains and cheap and prolific foods, 49 million people—that’s one in six—struggle with hunger. But hunger in the United
Earlier this month, Howard G. Buffet, son of billionaire Warren Buffet and United Nations Ambassador Against Hunger, wrote a piece for the Des Moines Register about hunger in the United States and proposed budget cuts threatening some of our
From June 24-July 1, 16 professional educators from around the United States traveled Honduras with Heifer International to visit various projects. Check the blog over the next few weeks for more posts from Study Tour participants to hear their
by Puja Singh Mike Thompson, the writer of the book "The Anywhere Leader," just finished the Nepal end of his Heifer trip. His quest for anywhere leaders who achieve their goals despite challenging circumstances took him to rural Nepal. In
by Heifer Creative Director Bill Fitzgerald Bill (right) with Gary Levox and Jay Demarcus of the Rascal Flatts Recently, Heifer received a free space in the gifting suite for the American Century Championship...
Heifer's Kenya Country Program staff recently held a workshop for staff in the Nyanza and Western regions of Kenya to the Adaptation and Dissemination of Push-Pull Technology (ADOPT) project. Okay, before you click away, thinking, workshop:
Can the local food movement scale up? Thats the question posed in a recent post on FastCompany.com. I was glad to see this publication known for profiling innovative, high-tech ideas and solutions take on an issue that will
Name: Viktor Teres Title: Country Director, Heifer Ukraine Location: Heifer Ukraine operates in 20 of the 24 regions in Ukraine. How long have you worked for Heifer? Almost eight years What attracted you to work for Heifer? I was attracted
It's been a very busy week at Heifer Headquarters. We've had some of our wonderful volunteers in the office, been busy writing about the great working going on, and even created a little stir with our post about reality checks for Hollywood. On
Written by Clair Hawkridge, Resource Development Officer in South Africa Sukuma Project in Mabheleni Village, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, is a group of 172 small farmers working partnership with Heifer International South Africa. On 18