Brownfield Alum honored by USFRA

November 14, 2016


One of Terry County’s own was named as a member of the Third Class of Faces of Farming and Ranching by the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA).

Jeremy Brown was announced on Wednesday, November 9 as one of five named for this honor.

In accepting this award, Jeremy stated, “This feels great. I want to be a voice so the rest of the country will know about the hardest working people in America – the farmers and ranchers of our land.”

Jeremy is a fifth generation farmer. He grows cotton, organic cotton, wheat, grain sorghum, rye, peanuts and sesame. He also uses cover crops, minimum tillage and no-till in order to help build organic matter on his farm.

“I want people to know that we are more than just cows and plows. This misconception that we have heard even today that we are ignorant rural people is so wrong and I am hoping that this group can work to change that misconception. We are business people. We try hard to predict the weather and the markets. We have to become experts in so many areas. It is such an insult to have people refer to rural Americans as ignorant.”

Jeremy spoke of the lack of understanding of the American public and that lack of understanding is why farmers and ranchers must be diligent about telling their story.

Randy Krutz, CEO of USFRA congratulated the winners and again talked about how farmers and ranchers must address consumer misconceptions if change is going to be made to preserve the farm way of life.

Jeremy and his wife Sarah have three children – Jude, Olivia, and Isla. Jeremy has a Facebook page under the name of Broadview Agriculture. He also has a YouTube channel which he uses to educate the public on stewardship of the land.

Jeremy attended Brownfield High School and Texas Tech. He is the son of Steve and Carolyn Brown and the grandson of Bennie and LaDean Brown, all of whom have lived and farmed in Terry County.

Category: Agriculture, Updates