Business View Magazine | September 2020

108 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE SEPTEMBER 2020 INITY P atrick 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 recounts. “He was a first generation farmer who grew timber and raised livestock until he died in 1931. My grandfather, Grover Brown, was a second- generation farmer. He established a peach orchard in 1935, while cultivating grain and raising livestock up until his death in the 1970s. My father, Arthur A. Brown, was the third generation farmer; he continued raising livestock, and grew vegetables, grain, and tobacco up until his retirement in 2003.” Patrick was next in line. After graduating from Fayetteville State University in 2005, and armed with a degree in Business Administration, he travelled all over the T H E P O S S I B I L I T I E S O F H E M P