He Left His $37 Million NFL Contract To Make A Farm For The Hungry

Jason Brown was previously one of the best centers in the NFL, sporting a $37.5 million dollar contract with the St. Louis Rams. He decided to leave it all, to open the ‘First Fruits Farm’ in North Carolina, which grows potatoes and other vegetables to donate to the hungry and to food pantries.

“My agent told me, ‘You’re making the biggest mistake of your life,’” said Brown. “And I looked right back at him and I said, ‘No I’m not. No I’m not.’” Brown said he has never felt more successful.
More than 17% of North Carolina’s households are food insecure. Jason’s farm partners with local relief groups and in one year is able to donate more than 100,000 pounds of sweet potatoes and 10,000 pounds of cucumbers.

“There’s a lot of people praying out there,” said Brown. “But, when I think about a life of greatness, I think about a life of service.”

“Love is the most wonderful currency that you can give anyone,” said Brown. His compassionate heart teaches us what really matters in life.