About Us

Mission Statement

Tri State AreaThe Pioneer Equipment Dealers Association is committed to building the best business environment for Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota equipment dealers.

Our mission is to promote the success, profitability, and welfare of our dealer members by providing a timely source of industry information, representing dealer interests in government regulation and legislation, enhancing dealer and employee education, supporting equitable dealer and manufacturer relations, and offering specific business-related services which enhance the profitability of dealer members.


History LogosThe Pioneer Equipment Dealers Association (Pioneer EDA) was launched April 1, 2019, as a merger between the Minnesota-South Dakota Equipment Dealers Association and the North Dakota Implement Dealers Association. The three states proudly share a long and powerful history of dealer organization, representation, advocacy, and service to farm equipment dealers in the upper Midwest dating back to the late 1800’s. The North Dakota Implement Dealers Association was officially established in 1899, the South Dakota Retail Implement Dealers Association in 1900, and the Minnesota Implement Dealers Association in 1904. In 1963, the highly influential MN and SD associations agreed to merge their efforts, forming the Retail Farm Equipment Association for Minnesota and South Dakota, later known as the Minnesota-South Dakota Equipment Dealers Association.

The formation of the Pioneer Equipment Dealers Association represents yet another historic milestone – one that provides Minnesota, South Dakota, and North Dakota dealers an expanded opportunity to work with and for one another. Pioneer EDA is committed to helping farm equipment dealers solve mutual problems, channel resources, exchange information, and develop leadership. Pioneer EDA promotes the industry and profession as a whole, guards against adverse outside influences, and gives dealers the benefit of full-time resources from your Association office. Your Association can accomplish all of this with the utmost efficiency for both large and small firms throughout the tri-state region.

With your support, Pioneer EDA will continue to grow as a viable, forward-looking organization, identifying issues within the industry and addressing them as a strong, unified dealer body. True to its name, dealers in Minnesota, South Dakota, and North Dakota will continue to journey forward together as fellow Pioneers to discover and conquer new territory in the farm equipment industry.

Organizational Structure

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The Pioneer EDA is a non-profit organization. Our governing documents, conflict of interest policy, financial statements, and IRS Form 990 are available to the public upon written request.