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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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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...

Sep 14, 2017

Take your farm’s story to the next level. Dean reviews the components of a more effective message and brand for today’s farm business.

Farms that stand out tend to have developed a real brand all their own. Branding today is no longer reserved for just large corporations and Fortune 500 companies. Nowadays, branding...

Sep 7, 2017

Dean dives into tools for understanding one’s own genius, the genius of the people on one’s team and the needs of the business.

GENIUS: Exceptional in some particular aspect

What a leader is great at and what the farm needs for success might not necessarily coincide.

BUSINESS SUCCESS: Ability to sustainably compete...