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Peggy’s Picks: Heifer’s Historian Shares Photos That Left an Impression
Peggy’s Picks: Heifer’s Historian Shares Photos That Left an Impression

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Peggy’s Picks: Heifer’s Historian Shares Photos That Left an Impression

Seventy-five years ago, farmer and Church of the Brethren member Dan West started the organization that is now Heifer International. After his...

Cowgirl Memories
Cowgirl Memories

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Cowgirl Memories

Kathy Moore was a teenager when she herded 20 cows onto a ship bound for Japan in 1958. Now she usually sticks closer to home, but her dedication...

Seagoing Cowboys Delivered Food for Body and Soul
Seagoing Cowboys Delivered Food for Body and Soul

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Seagoing Cowboys Delivered Food for Body and Soul

Heifer’s seagoing cowboys delivered livestock to Germany after WWII. Now, a museum exhibition and a new book are celebrating Heifer’s...

A Cowboy's Overseas Journey to Rebuild Japan
A Cowboy's Overseas Journey to Rebuild Japan

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A Cowboy's Overseas Journey to Rebuild Japan

Heifer International’s very first volunteers were the Midwestern farmers who raised animals to donate and the “seagoing cowboys” who...

The Dutch built a floating dairy farm, but you herd it here first
The Dutch built a floating dairy farm, but you herd it here first

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The Dutch built a floating dairy farm, but you herd it here first

Engineers in Rotterdam think they've built the world's first floating dairy. But Heifer's seagoing cowboys were milking and mucking at sea decades...

Elephants and Camels and Snails, Oh My!
Elephants and Camels and Snails, Oh My!

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Elephants and Camels and Snails, Oh My!

You didn't hear this from us, but... goats and chickens? They're not the only superheroes of the animal world. Meet some of the weird (but mighty)...

Remembering Howard Lord, Seagoing Cowboy
Remembering Howard Lord, Seagoing Cowboy

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Remembering Howard Lord, Seagoing Cowboy

Heifer International was launched by young men like Lord, who braved the oceans to offer sustenance, friendship and hope to people suffering in the...

Stormy Seas: The Unsung Heroes of the Greatest Generation Part 4
Stormy Seas: The Unsung Heroes of the Greatest Generation Part 4

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Stormy Seas: The Unsung Heroes of the Greatest Generation Part 4

At 17 years old, Richard Reiste was antsy to get out of Iowa. Having ventured beyond state borders only twice before, to Chicago and Kansas, Reiste...

It's a Cowgirl's World | The Unsung Heroes of the Greatest Generation Part 3
It's a Cowgirl's World | The Unsung Heroes of the Greatest Generation Part 3

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It's a Cowgirl's World | The Unsung Heroes of the Greatest Generation Part 3

Kathy Moore is not your typical seagoing cowboy, and not just for the obvious reason that she’s not a boy at all. Kathy earned her spot on Heifer...

The Unsung Heroes of the Greatest Generation, Part 2
The Unsung Heroes of the Greatest Generation, Part 2

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The Unsung Heroes of the Greatest Generation, Part 2

Part 2 of our series on the Seagoing Cowboys, a group of young farmers who volunteered to accompany shipments of livestock into devastated...