Heifer USA Supporting Small-Scale Family Farmers

Core Values

New Generation of Farmers

Heifer supports rural communities to build small-scale, sustainable crop and livestock businesses. It begins with educating farmers to get started and mentoring them through the challenges.

Regenerative Farming & Animal Welfare

Training focuses on regenerative farming methods and upholding the absolute highest animal welfare standards. These practices create local, sustainable businesses to be passed on to the next generation.

Direct to Consumer

Local farms are the future of sustainable and healthy food production. Heifer enables farmers to meet consumer demand by processing their meat in a small scale USDA facility & selling those products through Grass Roots.

Building Local, Sustainable Businesses

Our Cooperative has been supported by Heifer USA since 2014. They provide training, education and resources needed to help small-scale family farms flourish. With a strong focus on sustainable practices and humane treatment, Heifer USA uses their 1,200 acre ranch - Heifer Ranch - to educate farmers on these methods.

About Heifer

Heifer Ranch

Nestled in the foothills of Ouachita Mountains, Heifer Ranch is a training center for small-scale family farmers. Animals and produce are raised on the ranch and the land is used to educate farmers of all ages on safe, sustainable and humane methods.

Supporting a New Generation of Sustainable Farmers

With the average age of a farmer in the U.S. rising to 58 and one-third of farmers aged over 65, Heifer prioritizes training future farmers to develop more small-scale family farms and help connect them to consumers across the country. Over 1000 farmers are trained each year with Heifer’s programs.


Grass-Fed, Grass-Finished Beef

Our steers are raised on pasture in fresh air and sunshine. They are 100% grass-fed and finished and graze on GMO- free, no-spray fields.

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Forested Pork

Our hogs live in the wooded areas of our farms, foraging for acorns, roots and other forest treats. They have plenty of water, shade and open areas to roam.

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Pastured Poultry

Our chickens and turkeys live outdoors on fresh pasture and are moved every day. Living outdoors and grazing naturally keeps our birds healthy which means we don’t have to treat them with hormones or antibiotics.

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