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Local Man’s Invention Selling Around World

By Travis Volz
Blake Patton had the right idea at the right time, and the entire world has taken notice.
Sales for Patton’s Set-N-Seed, a depth calibration device he patented last year, have already blown through his initial projections. So has the location of the buyers.
“When I started the process, I hoped to sell 2,000 or so units in the first four years,” Patton said. “I went through that in the first month and a half.”
His invention hit the market last fall, and by January, he had sold through the first batch he had ordered from the manufacturer in Michigan. Since then, another 2,100 units have sold across the world.
“I’ve sold to farmers from California to Maine, North Dakota to Texas, as well as in Canada,” he said. “The coolest thing was when I got a Facebook message from someone in Australia…

Read more in the June 7 issue.

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