Heifer Ranch Tour-KFFB on Tour of Your Community!

Heifer Ranch, located on a quiet setting in Perryville, AR, is a learning center dedicated to promoting awareness of global poverty and hunger. The 1200 acre farm boasts a variety of animals, from baby goats to camels. Also located on the farm is a global village, where a small glimpse of life in poverty stricken villages are recreated.

Heifer International, based in Little Rock, AR, offers a variety of other learning centers besides Heifer Ranch, including Overlook Farm, Ceres Center, Hidden Villa, and other Global Villages. The Mission of Heifer International states:

“Heifer’s mission is to end hunger and poverty while caring for the earth. For more than 60 years, Heifer International has provided livestock and environmentally sound agricultural training to improve the lives of those who struggle daily for reliable sources of food and income. Heifer is currently working in more than 57 countries, including the U.S., to help families and communities become more self-reliant. Since 1944 it has helped 45.3 million people through training in livestock development and livestock gifts that multiply. Every gift of an animal provides direct benefits such as milk, eggs, wool, fertilizer, and indirect benefits that increase family incomes for better housing, nutrition, health care and school fees for children. Recipients “Pass on the Gift” of offspring of their cows, goats and other livestock to others in an ever-widening circle of hope.”

On a recent photo shoot Heather Connell, of KFFB 106.1 FM along with Ann Thompson, toured the facility with Beth Newman of Heifer International.

The following images are a glimpse into life at Heifer Ranch.

A quiet setting at the lake on Heifer Ranch.

“Zambia” of the Global Village.

Margaret Evans, a volunteer, feeds the baby goats.

“Thailand” of the Global Village.

To learn more about Heifer International or Heifer Ranch, please visit www.heifer.org! For volunteer opportunities visit www.heifer.org/volunteer.

All images Copyright Heather Connell 2008.

Questions or comments? Please e-mail heather@kffb.com