Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Learning To Farm Via YouTube

Jason Brown gave up the NFL to become a farmer.  He wasn't raised a farmer so he is learning to farm via YouTube!

Jason Brown was once one of the most reliable centers in the NFL.

These days Brown spends his time farming and harvesting free food for the hungry. In 2009, the Rams signed Brown to a five-year $37.5 million contract with $20 million guaranteed. Three years later the team decided to go another way and released him. Instead of going to another team, Brown decided to try his hand at farming. He purchased a 1,030 acre farm near Louisburg, N.C. and uses it to feed the needy.

"My agent told me, 'You're making the biggest mistake of your life," Brown told CBS News. "And I looked right back at him and I said, 'No I'm not. No I'm not."

Brown is confident in his decision even though he had never farmed before. He learned all he knows from watching videos on YouTube. This past weekend, Brown gave away 46,000 pounds of sweet potatoes and 10,000 pounds of cucumbers.

It's a great story with a good video, too.

An NFL center who was offered a $35million contract to play for the St Louis Rams gave it all up to start a farm near his home.

Jason Brown, 31, left football behind to grow sweet potatoes in his home county of Louisburg, North Carolina - despite being ranked one of the best players in the league.

Brown decided his Christian faith would be better served by growing food for the needy than throwing balls on a pitch - and told his stunned agent he was turning down the lucrative deal with the Rams in April 2012.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2836363/From-half-time-harvest-NFL-center-walked-away-37million-football-contract-farm-sweet-potatoes.html#ixzz3JHPp2Zdx
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This was a really good story on CBS Sunday Morning November 16.

I hope you enjoyed it!

We need more people like Jason!

Ed Winkle


  1. "He learned all he knows from watching videos on YouTube," I think this should somehow be in the story lead. That is a pretty funny statement.
    For example: With his YouTube app on an iPhone, 20 million dollars, and the desire to feed the hungry, Jason Brown left football for Green Acres...." I know I'm supposed to be inspired but I had to chuckle but at the same time I'm really impressed.

  2. I know, I can't believe that Budde. I would really like to meet him, seriously.


  3. You are right Budde. How would you write the story? Don't be afraid to email me.


  4. It's simple! Just buy this guide and do everything in it 1000 times and there you are!
    How to farm - backyard farming on under an acre.