The Unassuming Place In Arkansas To Visit Before Word Gets Out
Heifer Ranch is a place of big ideas, exotic wildlife, and a chance to step into another part of the world while remaining here in Arkansas. The goal of Heifer Ranch isn’t just to give the public access to exotic livestock and cool photo ops in front of foreign-looking buildings. Heifer Ranch, part of Heifer International, is an educational farm that gives visitors an interactive experience intended to provide hands-on learning about sustainable global farming practices. That sentence is heavy on the big ideas, but honestly so is Heifer International. Their biggest aim is nothing short of bringing an end to global hunger. Those big ideas don’t mean you can’t have big fun there. Heifer Ranch is located right here in Arkansas, in Perryville, and it’s a place every Arkansan needs to visit at least once.
J.B. Weisenfels has lived in rural Arkansas for three decades. She is a writer, a mom, and a graduate student. She is also an avid collector of tacky fish whatnots, slightly chipped teapots, and other old things. In her spare time she enjoys driving to the nearest creek to sit a while. If you were to visit her, she'd try to feed you cornbread.