NFL Athlete Keynotes Rooted in Ag Conference

April 26, 2018

Former NFL football player Jason Brown will talk about his faith and farming at the Young Farmers and Ranchers Leadership Conference in St. Augustine, July 13-15.  Brown will serve as the keynote speaker at the Activity Awards Banquet on July 13.

Brown took a leap of faith when he traded in his football gear for a tractor and a 1,000-acre farm in Franklin County, North Carolina. From his operation First Fruits Farm, Brown is making an impact on local communities with hunger relief efforts in eastern North Carolina.

With no farming background, Brown learned from other farmers and many YouTube videos. He donates the farm’s first harvest to area food pantries. “Love is the most wonderful currency you can give anyone,” said Brown.

To learn more about Jason and his leap of faith, visit