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Welcome to the home of the Modern Farm Business® podcast, hosted weekly by Dean Heffta. Modern Farm Business translates proven methods and best practices from the business arena to today's modern farm leadership environment. We'll be learning from forward-thinking experts and discovering how to apply time-tested techniques to make real improvements on the farm.

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Aug 16, 2018

The world is continually changing. If we don't evolve and learn with it, we might one day find that many of the things we know to be longer are. Dean Heffta suggests challenging our established notions and beliefs in order to grow as a leader.

Aug 9, 2018

In the fall of 2000, Mickey Pfleger was starting his third decade as a sports photographer. Not once in hundreds of hours on NFL sidelines had he been even touched by a player. Then at the 49ers/Chiefs game he was drilled by a Kansas City tight end, knocking Mickey unconscious...Potentially a...

Aug 2, 2018


As the owner of a farm or other small business, you’ll inevitably wrestle with decisions and responsibilities that others in the operation simply don’t face. However, leading your business doesn’t have to feel like a solo adventure. You can assemble a team to help you realize your...

Jul 26, 2018

Max Armstrong (via Twitter)One of the most trusted voices in ag media today is that of Max Armstrong. He’s been seen and heard by millions, bringing the news to farmers and sharing their story with the rest of the world for more than 30 years. In this episode Dean turns the tables on the famed ag journalist, allowing him to answer the questions...

Jul 19, 2018


Getting things done
Key responsibilities of executives include setting priorities, investing resources wisely, making sure the organization has a culture of execution. Everyone is an executive of something—be it an entire farming operation, a team at work, my...