Former NBA All-Star Amar’e Stoudemire Now Runs a Farm

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Remember when Amar’e Stoudemire was destroying the rim on the NBA hardwood? Or when the lean muscled forward was swatting shots into the 10th row?

Well that same Stoudemire is now a farmer. Yes, you read that right. He’s a farmer.

The six-time All Star and 2002-03 Rookie of the Year now rides a tractor and raises Black Angus cattle at a 200-acre farm in Dutchess County, NY. It’s part of his job at the family-run Stoudemire Farms.

In an interview with Barron’s, Stoudemire discussed his new career on the pasture.

“I have a farm hand, but I’m definitely putting in the hours helping him out,” said Stoudemire. “You have to learn how to operate machinery, like the tractor, learn the land, how to gather the cattle, how to fix the fence posts, how to stack the hay for the barn. So there’s definitely some work that goes into it, but it’s been fun for me.”

Stoudemire always put in the work to hone his talents in the NBA. Now he does it on his farm. And just like during his playing days, he’s all in on his business.

“You gotta’ work through when you’re tired.”

Stoudemire is a player development assistant for the Brooklyn Nets. But when he’s not on the road with the team, you can catch him on his farm or Union Square Greenmarket, the largest farmer’s market in New York City. There he sells his products, including fresh cut meats and maple syrup.

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