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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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Oct 19, 2017

Dean covers basic financial ratios with insights from ag finance specialist Tim Brhel.

Business is a three-legged stool:

1. Make things
2. Sell those things
3. Count what’s happening

William Bruce Cameron (Sociologist, wrote Informal Sociology):
“Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that...

Oct 12, 2017

MFB016 - Eliminating generational frustration w/Cam Marston

Generational expert and author, Cam Marston, joins Dean to discuss strategies for managing generational differences.

Cam Marston is the leading expert on generational change and its impact on the workplace and marketplace. As an...

Oct 5, 2017

Hear how you can better tell farming’s story as author, speaker and leading “ag-vocate” Michele Payn joins Dean on this week’s episode.

Michele Payn is a born-and-raised farm girl who grew to be one of North America’s leading experts in connecting farm and food. In 2001 she founded Cause...

Sep 28, 2017

Dean explores five types of meetings and discusses four tips for effective meetings which will boost your farm’s internal communication game.

Communication system: All the channels, methods & messages used to keep people informed and help information flow to and through everyone involved
Meeting: Two or more people...

Sep 21, 2017

Best-selling coauthor of Crucial Conversations and Influencer, Joseph Grenny, talks with Dean about critical communication skills for today’s farm leader.

Joseph Grenny is a four-time New York Times bestselling author, dynamic keynote speaker, and leading social
scientist for business performance. He...