Articles & Speeches/Presentations

Articles by or about Peggy Reiff Miller

The Seagoing Cowboys of the SS Clarksville Victory
Second & Commerce Magazine of the Customs House Museum & Cultural Center
January/February/March 2023

Small-town Farm Boys Go to Sea
The Souderton-Telford Historical Society Newsletter
November – December 2022

Bound for Adventure — Church of the Brethren, UN relief mission share history of the ‘seagoing cowboys’
Article by Holly Claycomb
Altoona Mirror, Friday, May 28, 2021

Celebrating 75 Years of Heifer International Where It All Began
World Ark, Heifer International, Spring 2020 (go to pdf page 18, magazine page 32)

‘Pass the baton and continue on’ — Puerto Rico celebrates 75 years of Heifer
by Cheryl Brumbaugh-Cayford with contributions by Peggy Reiff Miller
Messenger, December 2019 (go to pdf page 8, magazine page 6)

The woman behind the man behind Heifer Project
Messenger, July/August 2019

Histories Intertwined
Interview of Peggy Reiff Miller by Jason Woods
World Ark
, Heifer International, Summer 2019

Memory of Seagoing Cowboy Floyd Schmoe Lives on in Japan
World Ark, Heifer International, Holiday 2018

Food for Body and Soul: Two Heifer Project Stories
World Ark, Heifer International, Holiday 2017

Mining for Gems in the Heifer Archives
World Ark, Heifer International’s magazine
Spring 2016

Cowboys at Christmas
World Ark, Heifer International’s magazine
Holiday 2014 issue

Okanogan County’s Seagoing Cowboys and Their Errands of Mercy
Okanogan County Heritage
Winter 2014
Vol. 53, No. 1

A Cowboy Who Rode the Waves
Highlights for Children
October 2013

The Impossible Dream: How the Heifer Project came to be
July/August 2009

Seagoing Cowboys
Pennsylvania Magazine
September/October 2006
Vol. 29, No. 5

Coming of age on a cattleboat: The Mennonite seagoing cowboys
The Mennonite
January 2006

Seagoing Cowboys and the Heifer Project: The Maryland Story
Catoctin History
Fall/Winter 2005
Issue #6

Ride ’em, seagoing cowboy! A 1940s Brethren/UNRRA partnership touched countless lives
May 2005

Articles by Other Authors

Brethren Heifers to Puerto Rico
by Wayne Hostetler
Gospel Messenger
September 30, 1944
Reproduced with permission of Messenger


The SS Battle Creek Victory & The Seagoing Cowboys:
An Interview with Author Peggy Reiff Miller
Tales of Southwest Michigan’s Past by Michael Delaware
November 27, 2022

Speeches/Presentations by Peggy Reiff Miller

Oceans of Possibilities: Turning Swords into Plowshares
Indian Valley Public Library
Telford, Pennsylvania
June 9, 2022

The Seagoing Cowboys of Telford, Pennsylvania
Indian Valley Public Library
Telford, Pennsylvania
December 8, 2020

Delivering Hope to the Next Generation (begins 13 minutes into the session)
Church of the Brethren National Older Adult Conference Keynote Address
Lake Junaluska, North Carolina
September 7, 2017

Swords into Plowshares: The Seagoing Cowboy Story
Manassas Church of the Brethren
Manassas, Virginia
October 30, 2016

Passing on the Gift: Whereby one and two and fifty make a million!
Beyond Hunger Manheim event celebrating Heifer International’s 70th anniversary
Manheim, Pennsylvania
October 25, 2014
Video includes parts I and II of this presentation.

Celebrating 70 Years of Service: A Look at Heifer International’s Early Years
Church of the Brethren Annual Conference Insight Session
Columbus, Ohio
July 5, 2014