For the 9th consecutive year, FARM EQUIPMENT is sponsoring its “Dealership of the Year” awards program to recognize North America’s best farm equipment dealers.

Dealers, manufacturers and others are invited to participate by nominating top dealers from across North America. There is no limit to the number of nominations that an individual can submit. We will not reveal to the dealers who nominated them for this award. Open to all farm equipment dealerships in the U.S. and Canada, we will be recognizing the organizations that demonstrate the best-in-class attributes of the 21st Century Farm Equipment Dealership. We will recognize dealerships in three categories:

Over $50 million in annual sales revenues

Under $50 million in annual sales revenues

Dealers who derive the largest percentage of annual sales revenues from rural lifestyle customers

As determined by an independent third-party panel, the FARM EQUIPMENT “2013 Dealerships of the Year” will:

Be recognized in a cover story in the July/August issue of FARM EQUIPMENT or Summer issue of RURAL LIFESTYLE DEALER;

Receive a commemorative plaque to display in their showroom

Benefit from a special media campaign that lets your local customers and community know that they’re doing business with the nation’s finest

The deadline for entries is Monday — APRIL 1, 2013. Simply complete the nomination form on Farm Equipment’s web site and e-mail it to, or fax it to 262/782-1252, Attn: Dave Kanicki.

Any questions about Farm Equipment’s Dealership of the Year program can be directed to Dave Kanicki at 262-782-4480 ext. 414.