In addition to Young's Equipment of Regina, Saskatchewan, and Bonneville and Madison County Implement, Idaho Falls, Idaho, being selected as Farm Equipment's 2009 Dealerships of the Year, four dealerships were also chosen as Best-in-Class dealers.

The independent judging panel selected RDO Equipment Co. of Fargo, N.D.; Kay Jan Inc. of Fort Morgan, Colo.; Miller Sellner of Windom Lake, Minn.; and Codington-Clark Equipment of Watertown, S.D., as Best-in-Class dealers for 2009.

Over $50 Million in Annual Revenues

RDO Equipment Co., Fargo, N.D.
Founded: 1968
Locations: 21
Major Line: John Deere
Shortlines: : Allied, Ariens, Arne, Earth Tool, Freeman
Employees: 594
2008 Revenue: $432,993,145
Judges Comments: "Strong return on assets and strong sales market share," … "RDO Equipment Co. has always invested substantially in training and development of its employees and recently developed the RDO Leadership Institute for current and potential managers."

Kay Jan Inc., Fort Morgan, Colo.
Founded: 1952
Locations: 5
Major Line: John Deere
Shortlines: Krause, Shelbourne, Sunflower, Haybuster
Employees: 98
2008 Revenue: $69,058,869
Judges Comments:"Strong return on assets, very strong sales market share (60%) and parts and service absorption rate (94%)," … "Kay Jan continues to be very employee-oriented and gives all it credit and recognition to its employees," … "The dealership earned a 93% overall dealer satisfaction rating based on customer surveys."

Under $50 Million in Annual Revenues

Codington-Clark Equipment, Watertown, S.D.
Founded: 1929
Locations: 1
Major Line: John Deere
Shortlines: Mahindra, Great Plains, Land Pride, Polaris, Trimble, Toro, Sunflower, Whirlpool, CrustBuster, Strip Cat, H&S, Hardi
Employees: 35
2008 Revenue: $23,252,860
Judges Comments: "High sales per employee," … "Best return on assets of all of the finalists in its category," … "Highest parts and service absorption rate of all dealerships nominated for this year's award (114.68%)."

Miller Sellner, Sleepy Eye and Bingham Lake, Minn.
Founded: 1964
Locations: 2
Major Line: Case IH
Shortlines: Demco, Grasshopper, Cub Cadet, Westfield
Employees: 53 full time, 5 part time
2008 Revenue: $29,401,327
Judges Comments: "Strong revenue growth over the past 3 years, as well as excellent return on assets," … "Its parts and service absorption rate was one of the highest of all nominees (99.2%)," … "Its commitment to strong customer service and maintaining a large parts inventory in both stores."