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In May, through the annual Worldbuilders fundraising auction, I was given the incredible opportunity to visit Heifer International and the Heifer Ranch in Arkansas. I met volunteers and staff and saw firsthand how Heifer operates and the kind of people with whom it works. I got to milk a goat and feed pigs and see what the lives of Heifer's clients are like. Heifer International is an amazing organization, and I'm proud to support it. I'm proud to Pass On the Gift.
I grew up on a small farm in Washington State; our family raised at least two Holstein heifers and two goats to be donated to Heifer International.
I was introduced to Heifer International after my husband and I moved to Arkansas in 1993. Newly retired, we were visitors to Heifer Ranch through a group in Hot Springs Village. We began to volunteer at the ranch, and became adamant supporters, both as volunteers and financial supporters.
According to the WiLD (Women in Livestock Development) site on Heifer’s Intranet Platform, a WiLD woman is a woman who is “making a difference in their lives and the lives of the families and communities where Heifer works.”
The metaphor of “sowing seeds” is often used when we speak about education. We plant the seeds of education, and who knows what will grow and how deep the roots will penetrate? On college campuses around the country, we are able to see and feel real community change and social action that has sprung up because of the planting of Heifer’s educational “seeds.” But a crop needs help from a farmer to grow to its full potential, and we’ve found that professors of Geography, Animal Science, Nutrition, Psychology, Political Science, Philosophy, and History can make great farmers. Read more to see how college and university faculty and staff can plant the seeds of sustainable development on their campuses and beyond. You may need to get your hands dirty!
Farley the Llama from Heifer Ranch
Greetings, from Purdue University! Our names are Katelyn Jackson and Josey Holscher, and we are both senior students in Animal Sciences. We have been involved with Heifer International on Purdue’s campus for close to three years and since then we have
Katelyn Jackson, Brook Davisson, and Schuylar McGuffey at the Heifer U for College and University Students, 2010