Sep 25, 2021
The History of Brown Family Farms- Patrick Brown is farming on land that his family has owned for generations in a small community called Hecks Grove in southeastern Warren County, North Carolina.
“The farm was established by my great grandfather, Byron C. Brown in 1865. Patrick was next in line. After graduating from Fayetteville State University in 2005 and armed with a degree in Business Administration in Management, he travelled all over the world as a federal contractor and federal employee, working alongside the USDA and other government agencies as an Agriculture Advisor in Afghanistan until 2011, while also managing his dad’s farm.
Patrick is also intent on helping other farmers, especially minority farmers like himself, learn how to utilize their land for the good of the soil and atmosphere; planting and harvesting products that are regenerative, sustainable, environmentally friendly, and healthy for human consumption. “We would like to be the farm that continues to create,” Patrick emphasizes.
“We would like to be one of the largest minority-owned farms; to be able to provide education; to be able to provide funding for food banks; to be able to provide funding and products for herbal medicines; and to be able to team with some of the largest corporations for what we do here, organically, through our various certifications to grow natural products.