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Holton Couple Win Unity Seeds Incentive Award

Steve and Donna Patterson earn $10,000 prize.

Out of more than 200 distributors that competed, Steve and Donna Patterson, Holton, won the Unity Seeds 2006 distributor incentive contest and its $10,000 prize. The prize was awarded the Holton, Kansas, husband-wife team on Aug. 19, at Unity Seeds national headquarters in Kentland, Ind.

"The Pattersons are model distributors," says Gib Fugate, Unity's Distribution Site Coordinator. "In addition to running an excellent distribution site, they continually make the extra effort to spread the word about the quality and value of Unity Seeds." The Pattersons won the contest by making the most customer referrals later turned into sales for the 2005-2006 sales season.

Steve and Donna Patterson, Holton, hold a $10,000 check awarded them by Unity Seeds for winning the company's 2006 distributor incentive contest. Shown in the photo (left to right) are Earl Standish, Unity Seeds Executive Vice President; Steve Patterson; Donna Patterson; and Cathy Standish, Unity Seeds President.

Unity Seeds sells directly to farmers rather than through local dealers, in turn eliminating dealer and sales costs. Growers order by phone, mail, or on Unity's Web site at Ordering by phone provides growers the convenience and opportunity to speak directly with Unity's agronomic information center's agronomists and crop advisors for help in selecting the best hybrids for their farms' soils and growing conditions.

Unity also saves growers money by not bundling its delivery, replanting and other costs into its seed. Instead, it prices these services separately, thereby giving farmers the option to pay only for the services they want.

Unity Ag Direct, Inc., is a family business selling corn, alfalfa and sorghum seed under the Unity Seeds trademark directly to farmers from its national sales and agronomic center in Kentland, Ind. By selling seed direct to farmers by phone, mail, and online, Unity offers growers excellent seed at great value. For more information on Unity Seeds, visit, or call (800) 338-4558.
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