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29-Year-Old Leaves NFL and $37 Million Contract to Become Farmer in Order to Feed the Hungry By Walter Einenkel Wednesday Nov

Society & Culture  (tags: americans, children, women, men, family, philanthropy, freedoms, GoodNews )

- 1096 days ago -
Right on! "He grows sweet potatoes and other vegetables and donates his harvest to food pantries. According to the New & Observer, he has given away 46,000 pounds of sweet potatoes and 10,000 pounds of cucumbers this fall." God bless and prosper Brown.


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Ruth R (246)
Tuesday April 19, 2016, 12:02 pm
Right on! "He grows sweet potatoes and other vegetables and donates his harvest to food pantries. According to the New & Observer, he has given away 46,000 pounds of sweet potatoes and 10,000 pounds of cucumbers this fall." God bless and prosper Brown.

From the article:
"Keep in mind the fact that Brown left the NFL at 29. He was going to get another pretty large contract to play for a few more years. Instead, in 2012 Brown began watching YouTube videos about farming in order to learn how to farm.
He calls his farm the "First Fruits Farm." And it's not only fruits and vegetables—congratulations are in order:

Jason Brown, the former NFL star who retired from football so he could grow crops to feed the hungry, delivered his own child Tuesday at his Louisburg home.
Brown and his wife, Tay, had planned to have help for the home birth, but the mother went through labor so quickly that Lunsford Bernard Brown III made his debut before the reinforcements could arrive.
Everything I've read about him so far is pretty great. So this Thanksgiving, raise a glass to Jason Brown and the many other kind souls who put people ahead of themselves."

. (0)
Tuesday April 19, 2016, 12:36 pm
Good for him! Thanks for sharing, Ruth.

Frances Darcy (92)
Tuesday April 19, 2016, 12:46 pm
A wonderful person and a man of many talents

Jo S (619)
Tuesday April 19, 2016, 1:00 pm
Wonderful person!
Thanks Ruth!
Noted & shared

TOM TREE (247)
Tuesday April 19, 2016, 1:33 pm
AWESOME ! Thank you! for sharing ....

Apolonia P (392)
Tuesday April 19, 2016, 1:53 pm
Our planet needs much more such wonderful and wise people. Bless him...

Freya H (345)
Tuesday April 19, 2016, 2:27 pm
Far more heroic than becoming a soldier!

Michela M (3964)
Tuesday April 19, 2016, 2:38 pm
The world needs people like him!! Compliments!!!

Past Member (0)
Tuesday April 19, 2016, 3:26 pm
If even a tiny percentage of the world population did some gardening and donated some of it, there would not be a hunger problem. However, drought, tainted and poisoned water, pollution, blights and other critical environmental issues are about to make gardening a real challenge. But, if more of us did some, there'd be more chance of having food, seeds, roots, seedlings retained to share. Bravo to this very good soul, giving up the material and feeding not just the needy---but feeding his soul. Thanks Ruth.

Animae C (508)
Tuesday April 19, 2016, 3:48 pm
Blessed Be Jason! Hope he inspires others!

Thanx Ruth

Melania P (123)
Tuesday April 19, 2016, 4:03 pm

Gloria picchetti (304)
Tuesday April 19, 2016, 5:28 pm
He even looks saintly.

Raleigh k (359)
Tuesday April 19, 2016, 11:08 pm

MarietteAWAY G (175)
Wednesday April 20, 2016, 2:47 am
What a great guy! Thanks for sharing this positive news Ruth!

Dawnie W (250)
Wednesday April 20, 2016, 3:04 am
Noted with interest. A wonderful human being, need more like him to grace our planet. Thank you Ruth.
💕 ✰♥ღ♥Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ💕♥L💕ve, Hugs and Peace go with you all♥💕Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♥ღ♥✰ 💕

Birgit W (160)
Wednesday April 20, 2016, 1:23 pm
Jason Brown you rock! Our world is in urgent need of people like you. God bless you!💗

Denise D (31)
Wednesday April 20, 2016, 1:43 pm
What an amazing story! Thanks so much for sharing, Ruth!

Lois Jordan (63)
Wednesday April 20, 2016, 1:49 pm
Noted. Thanks, Ruth.

Lenore K (0)
Wednesday April 20, 2016, 2:35 pm

Janet B (0)
Wednesday April 20, 2016, 2:46 pm

Naomi Dreyer (43)
Wednesday April 20, 2016, 10:11 pm
God bless him.

Debra G (0)
Wednesday April 20, 2016, 10:23 pm
Jason Brown is a mensch. His son is named after his brother who was killed in Iraq. Jason struggled with his grief, questioning the war, but became a major fundraiser for scholarships for kids who lost parents in combat, and a USO spokesperson.

Danuta W (1251)
Thursday April 21, 2016, 2:06 am

Past Member (0)
Thursday April 21, 2016, 6:18 am
Very empowering, thanks for sharing Ruth!

Winn A (179)
Thursday April 21, 2016, 7:03 am
Wow! I hope he is very successful and I wish him all the best. There is a lesson here for us all. Thanks for the post.

Ruth R (246)
Thursday April 21, 2016, 8:10 am
Thank You!

Les L (12)
Thursday April 21, 2016, 9:24 am
A beautiful human being! TYFS

Leanne B (46)
Thursday April 21, 2016, 11:53 am
Thanks a great post about a great human being. Just love good news!

Harry Knapp (0)
Thursday April 21, 2016, 8:55 pm
A real man setting a good example for everyone.Self-fulfillment has more worth than money.

Colleen L (3)
Friday April 22, 2016, 12:21 am
I agree ...Good for him. I'm very proud of ones that put people first, before their bank account. Not too many that are willing to sacrifice not making big bucks over helping others. More power to him. Thanks Ruth

Ruth R (246)
Friday April 22, 2016, 5:04 pm
Thank You!

Judith Hand (55)
Saturday April 23, 2016, 3:35 pm
Boy, did I need this story, and so did the people that this man is helping. That's the kind of news I wish that the media would entertain for at least a third of their broadcasts. God bless him and his family. Thanks, Jason!

Marie P (205)
Saturday April 23, 2016, 7:44 pm
What an inspiration. May God bless him and all is good deeds multiply one hundred-fold.

e W (24)
Tuesday April 26, 2016, 3:45 pm
noted, sharde, signed
Good man, good luck to him|!

Ruth R (246)
Saturday April 30, 2016, 6:22 am
Thank You!

Yvonne F (181)
Sunday May 1, 2016, 10:53 am
Kudos to him!!!! What a wonderful person! Thanks Ruth for sharing

Maria Papastamatiou (4)
Wednesday May 18, 2016, 11:39 am
Thanks a lot for sharing! Signed with congratulations.
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