DOY_small.pngFarm Equipment magazine has announced the winners of its 2009 "Dealership of the Year" awards today. The magazine presents the awards annually to North American farm equipment dealers for best business practices, sales performance, employee development, proven customer service and local community involvement. More than 130 dealerships across North America were nominated for the award this year.

Farm Equipment presents its "Dealership of the Year" awards annually to farm equipment dealerships in two categories: one for those with $50 million and under in annual revenues; and one for dealers generating more than $50 million in annual revenues.

Award Winners for 2009 include:

Over $50 Million Category:
Dealership of the Year: Young's Equipment, Regina, Saskatchewan (5 Case IH stores)

Best-in-Class Dealerships: RDO Equipment, Fargo, N.D. (21 John Deere stores); Kay Jan Inc., Fort Morgan, Colo. (5 John Deere stores)

Under $50 Million Category
Dealership of the Year: Bonneville and Madison County Implement, Idaho Falls, Idaho (2 John Deere stores)

Best-in-Class Dealerships:
Codington-Clark Equipment, Watertown, S.D. (1 John Deere store); Miller Sellner, Sleepy Eye, Minn. (2 Case IH stores)

The panel of judges who made this year's selections: Dr. W. David Downey, director, Center for Agricultural Business, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.; David L. Kahler, Retired CEO of the Ohio-Michigan Equipment Dealers Assn., Dublin, Ohio; and Charles Glass, president, Glass Management Group, former chairman of the Farm Equipment Manufacturers Association's Dealer Relations Committee, Arlington, Texas.

Farm Equipment magazine profiled the winners of its Dealerships of the Year in the cover story of its July/August 2009 edition. The complete article can be seen at

This is the fifth year that Farm Equipment has recognized outstanding dealers throughout North America. Past recipients include:

2005 Dealerships of the Year:
Fred Haar Co., Freeman, S.D.; Jamestown Implement, Jamestown, N.D.

2005 Best-in-Class Dealers:
Atkinson Implements, Hartney, Manitoba
RDO Equipment, Yuma, Ariz.
S&H Farm Supply, Lockwood, Mo.
Swartzrock Implement, Charles City, Iowa

2006 Dealerships of the Year:
Champlain Valley Equipment, Middlebury, Vt.; Titan Machinery, Fargo, N.D.

2006 Best-in-Class Dealers:
Dave's Tractor, Red Bluff, Calif.
Greenfield Equipment, Madison, Ga.
Hlavinka Equipment, East Bernard, Texas
S&H Farm Supply, Rogersville, Mo.

2007 Dealerships of the Year:
Birkey's Farm Stores, Rantoul, Ill.; Scott Supply, Mitchell, S.D.

2007 Best-in-Class Dealers:
Coastal Tractor, Salinas, Calif.

Fairbanks International, Hastings, Neb.
Hendershot Equipment, Stephenville, Texas
Kunau Implement, DeWitt, Iowa

2008 Dealerships of the Year:
Miller Farm Equipment, Moosomin, Saskatchewan; Vincennes Tractor, Vincennes, Ind.

2008 Best-in-Class Dealers:
Hendershot Equipment, Stephenville, Texas
Kay Jan Inc., Fort Morgan, Colo.
Kunau Implement, Preston, Iowa
Young's Equipment, Regina, Saskatchewan

Farm Equipment magazine, based in Brookfield, Wis., serves more than 11,000 farm equipment dealers, wholesalers and distributors throughout North America. It is also the publisher of Rural Lifestyle Dealer, Ag Equipment Intelligence, No-Till Farmer and the Conservation Tillage Product Guide.

For more information contact Dave Kanicki, Executive Editor, Farm Equipment, at