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Advice, Alive, and Anaconda: Pro football player leaves behind $37 million contract to become a farmer POSTED 249 PM, NOVEMBER 17, 2014, BY FOX 4 NEWSROOM AND KASEY BABBITT, UPDATED AT 05:59PM, NOVEMBER 17 2014 fFACEBOOK 00 yTWITTER四 PPINTEREST g+ GOOGLE ǐn LINKEDIN。 EMAIL 10K+ 21 Ex-NFL star finds new passion in farming LOUISBURG, N.C. - ANFL player has left behind his $37 million contract in order to do something he has never done before: become a North Carolina farmer. According to CBS News, St. Louis Rams center Jason Brown quit football to be a full time farmer and now is on a mission to feed the state's residents who are hungry Brown purchased 1,000 acres of farm land and has started growing crops like sweet potatoes and cucumbers "My agent told me, You're making the biggest mistake of your life," Brown told CBS "And I looked right back at him and I said, 'No l'm not. No I'm not." Brown learned the tricks of the trade from none other than watching videos on YouTube, since he had never actually farmed a day in his life. He also spent time gathering advice from local farmers in Louisburg He is calling the farm, the "First Fruits Farm," and as part of his plan, Brown is donating the first fruits of every harvest to area food pantries. He just recently finished his first harvest of a five acre plot of sweet potatoes; a whopping 100,000 pounds of food, which he donated to the needy He says his plan was inspired by God, and believes a life of service is much more fulfilling than his previous line of work When you see them pop up out of the ground, man, it's the most beautiful thing you could ever see," Brown said, who says he's never felt more successful With his farm he plans to make a dent in his state's hunger population. <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://caragh.tumblr.com/post/145781500883">caragh</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://sashayed.tumblr.com/post/145780848790">sashayed</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://spacenoot.tumblr.com/post/136533657648">spacenoot</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://beldaran.tumblr.com/post/103127591014">beldaran</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://jumpingjacktrash.tumblr.com/post/103077578194">jumpingjacktrash</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>you go, you beautiful person. you fuckin <em>go</em>.</p> </blockquote> <p>YES FUCK YES</p> </blockquote> <p>No ok but I actually met him. Several of my colleagues and students were hired to do some assessments for several manmade and natural ponds on his property. He wanted to maintain them with several different fish populations so that kids nearby could fish and have a good time. </p> <p>While we were working he rode up in his four wheeler with a terrified look on his face. I never thought I would see a former football player on the verge of tears, but boy howdy he nearly was. Several of us stop what we were doing and go over to see what was up. </p> <p>“I was running the tractor through the field and almost hit a fawn.” He says.</p> <p>Now, for reference, it’s pretty common to have farmers run over and kill fawns. The defense mechanism of fawns when they are young is to lay down low and not move…which obviously isn’t great for when there’s a tractor. It happens all the time, but it can be pretty bloody. It’s not a pretty sight.</p> <p>So, thinking that maybe such a gory scene unnerved him and that we may have to dispose of the body, I say “Mr. Brown, is the fawn still alive?” </p> <p>He says “Yes, I took it to the barn…but I’m afraid the mom won’t take it back because it has human scent on it.”</p> <p>The myth about “human scent” is a common one, but it’s just that…a myth. But still, this guy was absolutely terrified that this little deer was going to live the first few weeks of its life without a parent. He was distraught. </p> <p>Luckily my professor/boss was like “Don’t worry Mr. Brown, if you return the fawn relatively close to the spot that you found it, the mother will come back. The human scent thing is just a myth. The fawn will be alright, just be sure to keep the barn quiet so that the fawn doesn’t panic.” </p> <p>Mr. Brown’s face lit up and he let out a sigh of relief. “Thank God” he said “I was so worried.”</p> <p>And that’s the story of how I met the sweetest man ever: Mr. Jason Brown.</p> </blockquote> <p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="616" data-orig-width="621"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/9e72a48be3f1e3ae8270595ec90baed0/tumblr_inline_o8mxi9TDuk1qcq7oa_540.png" data-orig-height="616" data-orig-width="621"/></figure></p> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/WiseFarmerBrown/status/738375461714169856/video/1">fyi Jason Brown is still the cutest</a></p> </blockquote> <p>I can’t believe this is a real story, but it’s a real story. </p> </blockquote>