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About Us

1959 FWEDA Convention, San Mateo, CA

Our Roots Run Deep

Established in 1946, Far West Equipment Dealers Association is a not-for-profit trade association representing agricultural, industrial, material handling, hardware, lumber, outdoor power and rental equipment dealers in Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming.

Our dealers invest in developing highly qualified and skilled professionals. We strive to keep pace with the growing demands of complex technology in today’s modern equipment industry. In addition to ensuring the safety and integrity of the machinery our dealers sell and service, this specialized workforce improves the economic circumstances for individuals and their families, and significantly contributes to the well-being of our communities.


Far West Equipment Dealers Association (FWEDA) is an affiliate of the national Equipment Dealers Association (EDA), which entitles FWEDA members to the benefits and protections afforded by EDA. In addition, Far West is a member of numerous organizations and coalitions across our territory of seven states:

Ag Presidents Council (CA)
Alliance of California's Farmers & Ranchers (CA)
Arizona Chamber of Commerce (AZ)
No on Prop 208 Coalition (AZ)
California Association of Winegrape Growers (CA)
California Chamber of Commerce (CA)
Coalition Opposed To Illegal Tampering (USA)
Colorado Chamber of Commerce (CO)
ETRP Coalition (CO)
LIFO Coalition (USA)
Small Off-Road Engine Coalition (CA)


To protect and promote the interests of our members through leadership, advocacy, professional development, and industry partnerships.


To become a thought leader within the industry for providing innovative means for our members and industry partners to connect and transfer knowledge.

Core Values

Advocacy — Business thrives with innovation and sustainable policy
Industry & Government Relations — Communication and perspective build consensus
Service — Passion and professionalism are fundamental
Value & Commitment — Our strategic compass is loyal to our vision
Professional Development — Embracing growth with change makes us better
Transparency — Authenticity and stewardship are paramount

Association Structure

Far West Equipment Dealers Association comprises one not-for-profit organization and a taxable corporation. FWEDA incorporated as the California Farm Equipment Dealers Association in 1946. The name changed in 1970 to reflect the addition of Arizona and Nevada dealers. In 1998, what was then Arizona, California, Hawaii and Nevada merged with the Mountain States Association that included Colorado, Wyoming and Utah and retained the name Far West Equipment Dealers Association.

FWEDA Services Inc. was established in 1974 for taxable business activities, which excludes revenues for member dues and interest earned on dues.

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