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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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May 17, 2018

Today we welcome Cy Wakeman to explore her experiences and perspectives on leadership. Wakeman is a drama researcher, global thought-leader, and New York Times best-selling author who is recognized for cultivating a counter-intuitive, reality-based approach to leadership. Her philosophy offers a new lens through which...


May 10, 2018

In business and in life, it's not uncommon to find ourselves making decisions that to someone else might seem completely irrational. Often these decisions involve risk. It could be a financial risk to our operation—or even physical risks that threaten our safety!
In this episode we're exploring how our wiring often...


May 3, 2018

Working with family and partners in business can lead to questions about the right approach to compensation. Larry Custer, Account Manager with Water Street Solutions, joins Dean to share best practices about setting the stage for good expectations with partners and employees.


Apr 26, 2018

Our brains are wired to look for clear, simple cause and effect regarding what’s happing around us. If our baseball team is losing, it must be the manager’s fault. If we have an accident, immediately we look for who’s to blame. And if my business is making money, well—it must be because I’m gifted at business!...


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...