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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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Dec 7, 2017

After WWII, Toyota took quality and efficiency to heart, which yielded one of the most respected and successful manufacturing companies in the world. Their success isn’t a fluke, and the practices and principles they mastered can help farms improve as well.

Back in episode 4 we reviewed three strategic approaches...

Nov 30, 2017

Wake Forest Professor Jeff Camm shares his expertise on how to manage the mountains of data and information facing farm leaders.

Jeffrey D. Camm is the Associate Dean of Business Analytics and holds the Inmar Presidential Chair in Business Analytics at the School of Business at Wake Forest University in...

Nov 23, 2017

It’s easy to stay busy with our to-do list and all our responsibilities – but if we’re going to get better, we need to periodically review how we’re doing. In this episode Dean reviews four different approaches we can use in our business to better understand how we’re doing, if we’re on track and what we...

Nov 16, 2017

Award-winning author G. Richard Shell discusses the art of negotiation, bringing new insights to the methods people employ and challenging us along the way to improve our own negotiations skills.

G. Richard Shell is an internationally recognized expert in the subjects of law, dispute resolution,...

Nov 9, 2017

Darren Frye, CEO of Water Street Solutions, shares his insights on the science and economics of crop fertility decisions.

About our guest:
Darren R. Frye is founder, president and CEO of Water Street Solutions. He guides the strategic direction of the company while helping farmers create success by integrating...