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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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Apr 19, 2018

You can say it in many different ways—I'm too busy...I don’t have time…I just couldn’t get to it…I’m really swamped right now and can’t do it. BUT... Have we ever REALLY been too busy?

If I said I would give you $1M to get to downtown Denver in 2 days, you probably wouldn’t be too busy to get there. If...


Apr 12, 2018

One of the universals of lasting businesses is the role of values and integrity as a part of their culture and leadership. In today’s world of speed and disruption, it’s more important than ever. To share his insights on the subject with us today is author and speaker John Blumberg.

For more than 20 years, John has...


Apr 5, 2018

There’s an old saying: “I know what I said, but I don’t know what you heard.” As leaders we can spend a lot of our time sending out information, with the expectation that people understand what we intend them to understand. However, when the pressure is on or time is short—just when we need communication to be...


Mar 29, 2018

Mark Twain apocryphally said that if the first thing you do each morning is to eat a live frog, you can go through the day with the satisfaction of knowing that it’s probably the worst thing that is going to happen to you all day long. Sound advice for those of us who fight procrastination. Since it’s unlikely we...


Mar 22, 2018

It’s easy to focus on the things we don’t want in life an business. We don’t want to run out of money. We don’t want our employees getting hurt. We don’t want the neighbor driving through our field. You get the picture. But in practice, diligent focus on what we do want helps us to better create thinking and...