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Faith Communities Flock to Heifer Ranch

It’s typical to find the parking lot filled with church vans at Heifer Ranch.  Groups pay their way to experience lives of poverty in the Global Village.  They come from all over. They come from many different churches, not necessarily touting the same religious message. I asked assistant manager Diane Gunvalson why she thinks Heifer […]

Continue Reading By on April 19, 2012 in agriculture, faith, poverty

How Arkansas Livestock Became Ambassadors

Dog Protecting Sheep at Heifer Ranch More than 65 million people have been touched by the giving that continues today through Heifer International.  Founder Dan West helped organize the first shipment of heifers to Puerto Rico in 1944, after he’d been inspired doing relief work in the Spanish Civil War.  The Midwestern farm boy thought […]

Continue Reading By on April 18, 2012 in agriculture, farming, poverty

Arkansas Ranch with Global Mission Reach

Listening to the rooster and petting the goats were the fun experiences my kids enjoyed the morning after our overnight stay at Heifer Ranch.  Having spent my entire childhood on a working family farm, I expressed how nostalgic our visit felt when I met Operations and Volunteer Manager Diane Gunvalson for our interview.  Gunvalson smiled […]

Continue Reading By on April 17, 2012 in agriculture, farming, green, poverty, sustainable

Daylight at Heifer Ranch

Hearing a rooster crow made me feel right at home when I woke up with my family in our modest room at the lodge.  I stretched my legs on the wooded nature trail, found a pretty flower garden, then headed toward the sound of that rooster! Various fowl meandered around an open air barn that also […]

Continue Reading By on April 16, 2012 in agriculture, rural