The Brown Family Farm Est. 1845
The Brown Family Farm is located in southeast Warren County, NC in the Hecks Grove Community. The farm was established in 1845 by first generation farmer Byron Brown. Byron was the first generation farmer who grew timber and raised live stock until his death in 1902. His son Grover Brown began farming as a second generation farmer establishing a peach orchard on the land, cultivating grain and raising live stock until the late 1930's. Grover's son, Arthur A. Brown, began farming on the estate in 1968 as a third generation farmer. Arthur raised live stock while cultivating vegetables, grain and tobacco until his retirement in 2003.
Arthur's son Patrick Brown begun farming on the estate. Patrick cultivated grain and industrial hemp as now the fourth generation farmer on the estate. In 2013, Patrick founded The Connect Group LLC. while farming and managing the Brown family farm. In 2018 he began harvesting and producing hemp extracts from the rich sandy loom soil of The Brown Family Farm that has been active since the 1800's. In 2019 he created his own line of hemp extracted products which birthed what is now known as Hempfinity, which alleviate stress, sleep deprivation, pain,muscle spasms, digestive issues and skin ailments.
Patrick has become a beloved figure in his community of Warren County, NC where he educates and supports outreach and education programs for diversity in agriculture. In October 2019, Patrick was featured as the keynote speaker for a panel called “Land of Opportunity in Black Agribusiness” at the annual Black Wall Street conference for entrepreneurs focused on the intersection of content, connections and culture in Durham, NC. In January 2020, Patrick was featured on The Black Equity Network podcast panel “Dear Black Farmers” Episode 266.
Patrick’s long term goal is to be able to provide research to the United States Federal, State and Local governments on how industrial hemp extracted products grown from The Brown family farm can possibly become an alternative for victims who suffer from opioid addiction. As well as provide research for Military veterans with PTSD and related depressive and suicidal symptoms. Patrick is hopeful to be able to produce strains for treatment for cancer, Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease.