Projects & Families

The WiLD Mama Bear of Virginia Tech


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.”


Seeds of Knowledge Taking Root on Campus and Worldwide


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!


Purdue Service Learning Class Visits Heifer Haiti


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 seen the importance of Heifer's goals.


Heifer U for College and University Students, Heifer Ranch

Katelyn Jackson, Brook Davisson, and Schuylar McGuffey at the Heifer U for College and University Students, 2010


Students from Purdue University, Banat Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine University (Romania) 2010


Dr. Mark Russell, along with other faculty from Purdue’s Agronomy Department, co-led a class called “Exploring International Animal Industries” on a visit to Romania.