When Jason Brown walked away from a multi-million dollar NFL contract to be a farmer, he didn’t even know how to farm. Yet, two things were certain. He would learn to farm, and as he did, he’d give away the first fruits of every harvest to those in need.
As we began to prepare for season 11 earlier this year, it became clear that we wouldn’t get to travel to visit all the guests we had on our filming schedule for 2020. For that reason, we knew we’d have to revisit some episodes from past seasons.
It was also clear that people everywhere needed some good news and inspiration in the midst of all that 2020 has thrown our way. So we chose the story of Jason Brown and First Fruits Farm as an encore episode for this season.
Joe and the crew visited First Fruits Farm in Louisburg, North Carolina to tell Jason Brown’s story. That episode originally aired in season 9 and was not only nominated for an Emmy Award but was also our most popular episode that year.
We hope you enjoy this story of incredible courage and faith in a time when we could all use some inspiration and a positive story about giving back and doing good for the world.
For more information about Jason’s story, be sure to visit the show notes for the original airing.
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