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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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Jun 14, 2018

As leaders, part of our responsibility is investing in and developing the next generation of leaders. This affects how we raise our children, how we dole out responsibilities to our team, and how we choose to take part in community involvement. Our guest today is Nancy Barcus, Chief Operating Officer of...


Jun 7, 2018

It’s hard to believe, but this is our 50th episode of Modern Farm Business™ podcast! I’ve genuinely enjoyed all of the guests and the topics we’ve covered in the past 50 episodes, as well as the listener feedback on the things that are meaningful and speak to you. Today, I’m taking a review of some of the...


May 31, 2018

What separates both the most successful and the least successful people from the average in our economy? It's one thing: their habits. 

Today we're talking about how, as leaders, we can put unconscious thinking to work as an advantage for our business. Developing good habits, this week on Modern Farm...


May 24, 2018

Dr. David Kohl is Professor Emeritus of Agriculture & Applied Economics at Virginia Tech and part owner of Homestead Creamery, a value-added dairy business in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Dr. Kohl has spent the latter part of his career travelling 9M+ miles conducting financial/business workshops & seminars. This week he...


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...