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Former NFL center Jason Brown shares his harvest

Sweet Potatoes

The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.)November 10, 2014

Jason Brown, a former standout in the National Football League and at UNC-Chapel Hill, quit football because he wanted to feed the hungry.

He bought a sprawling 1,030 acre farm near Louisburg, N.C., complete with dairy barns and silos. Brown wasn’t a farmer and he had a lot to learn, but he had a vision and faith.

Recently his faith came to fruition when he gave away 46,000 pounds of sweet potatoes. He hopes to give away that many more this past weekend.

“You look over a sweet potato field and you don’t see a crop,” Brown said. “The vines are kind of wilting. There is nothing there to pick. You’ve got to have faith.
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