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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 28, 2017

What separates family businesses that succeed from those that don’t? Bryan Dodge, author, speaker and consultant, joins Dean to share his perspective on principles that make a difference.

ABOUT OUR GUEST:
Bryan Dodge is one of America’s foremost experts in the field of selling and personal development. His 29 years...


Dec 21, 2017

Insurance specialist Ryan Taylor joins this episode to cover some of the common mistakes and gaps in insurance selection and how to avoid them.

ABOUT OUR GUEST:
Ryan Taylor is an Ag Risk Advisor for Water Street Solutions in the multi-line insurance service line. Ryan graduated from the University of Illinois where he...


Dec 14, 2017

Dean talks with Rich Feltes, Head of Market Insights at R.J. O’Brien, to add clarity about various aspects of the market including; Who are “The Funds?” What do I need to know about “open interest?” How does the “Commitment of Traders” report work?

Q & A SUMMARY

Q: Who are “The Funds,” and what do I...


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...