About Us

A Tradition of Trusted Service

Established in 1944, Dakota Farm Equipment has established itself as the trusted source for sales and service of John Deere brand farm equipment, as well as other additional brands. For three generations, the Ballard family has maintained its customer first philosophy, developing successful relationships with growers by providing the best solutions in both sales and service.

With locations throughout North Dakota and South Dakota, Dakota Farm Equipment continues to grow, adding new locations and expanded personnel to better serve growers everywhere.


Vallie and Don Ballard, parents and second-generation owners of Dakota Farm Equipment.


Owners Mike and Mark Ballard stand with their parents, Vallie and Don, second-generation owners of Dakota Farm Equipment. Pictured is Clarence Ballard, first-generation family owner of the business.


Third-generation family owners of Dakota Farm Equipment, Mike and Mark Ballard.