Heifer In The News

Field Trip to Heifer Farm


Milking a goat is kind of weird and cool at the same time. It has an awkward warm sensation.Before milking a goat everybody bleached their hands because it would keep the goat from getting infected and if someone on accident touched the milk it wouldn’t go bad.

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Group Plans to Grow Organic Farm at Site of Former NLR Orphanage


A historic orphanage in North Little Rock that has been largely vacant for more than a decade is returning to the roots of its mission through a transformation into an organic farm to serve nearby communities. The idea of teaching people to farm in their communities developed in part from Heifer International's new Seeds of Change program, in which the organization's U.S. programs director, Perry Jones, and staff members help beginning farmers get access to land and teach them how to farm, which creates jobs and food.

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Main Street Food Truck Festival in Little Rock planned for Oct. 5

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The 2013 downtown Main Street Food Truck Festival in Little Rock will span four city blocks offering street eats from 25 food trucks and food carts, craft selections from 25 Etsy Little Rock vendors, local bands and musicians, a Heifer International Children's Plaza, street performers and three well stocked beer gardens selling the coldest brew in town!

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Help raise funds during the 33rd annual CROP Hunger Walk in Bay City


Last year, 115 people hit the sidewalks in Bay City to raise more than $10,000 for the 32nd annual CROP Hunger Walk, sponsored by Church World Service and area churches. This year, organizers hope to raise even more money and see 150 people participate in the event, with proceeds going to Bay County Food Pantry Network, with the remaining going to organizations such as Church World Services, CARE, Heifer International, Catholic Relief Services and American Joint Jewish Distribution, to name a few.

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The Band Perry Performs on the Talk, Arsenio Hall, Beyond Hunger

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Award-winning superstar sibling trio, THE BAND PERRY, took over the airwaves last week, performing their new single "Don't Let Me Be Lonely" and chatting with Arsenio Hall and the ladies of The Talk. The Band Perry also performed at the 2nd Annual "Beyond Hunger: A Place At the Table" - a fundraiser to help end world hunger and poverty -honoring Academy Award winning actress Susan Sarandon and hosted by Heifer International.

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The Band Perry Performs at Heifer International Gala

Music News Nashville

Following Susan Saradon’s acceptance of the Noble Globe Award at Heifer International's 2nd annual Beyond Hunger: A Place at the Table, The Band Perry took the stage to perform for guests. Their rousing performance, which began with “Pioneer” and ended with “Done” had the crowd on their feet and dancing.

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The Band Perry Honor Susan Sarandon at the Heifer International Gala

Country Music Tattle Tale

As Susan Sarandon walked on stage at Sunday night's 2nd Annual Heifer International Beyond Hunger: A Place at the Table gala, to a standing ovation, you could see the pride in her eyes. Sarandon would accept the Noble Globe Award for her work with the organization. Following Ms. Saradon’s acceptance of the honor, The Band Perry took the stage to perform for guests.

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Ecuadorian Agro-Ecology Field Study Tour

Fairfield Bay News

Carolyn Goettsch of Edgemont recently toured Ecuador with a group of California volunteers for Heifer International. Working with farmers in Ecuador since 1954, Heifer volunteers conducted an agro-ecology field study of Heifer’s community development of small scale rural Ecuadorian farmers.

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Gicumbi Co-Operative Transforms Lives of Rural Dairy Farmers

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It all started in 2000 when Heifer Project International, a local NGO, donated over 300 Friesian cows to poor households in Gicumbi District in Northern Province. So overtime milk production increased, but there was no market. This prompted 330 dairy farmers in the district to form an association to market their milk as a group, giving birth to IRKIB Co-operative Society.

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Evangel social work students to experience poverty in Heifer International program

Evangel University

Ten students and two faculty sponsors in the social work program at Evangel University will visit the legendary Heifer Ranch in Perryville, Ark., Sept. 26-28.

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