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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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Mar 29, 2018

Mark Twain apocryphally said that if the first thing you do each morning is to eat a live frog, you can go through the day with the satisfaction of knowing that it’s probably the worst thing that is going to happen to you all day long. Sound advice for those of us who fight procrastination. Since it’s unlikely we...


Mar 22, 2018

It’s easy to focus on the things we don’t want in life an business. We don’t want to run out of money. We don’t want our employees getting hurt. We don’t want the neighbor driving through our field. You get the picture. But in practice, diligent focus on what we do want helps us to better create thinking and...


Mar 15, 2018

ABOUT OUR GUEST:
Ben Newman is a highly regarded performance coach, international speaker, and best-selling author whose clients include Fortune 500 companies around the world, business executives, sales organizations and professional athletes in the NFL, PGA, NBA, MLB and NCAA. Ben’s authentic, powerful, and engaging...


Mar 8, 2018

A key responsibility of leaders is the ability to make sound decisions. That doesn’t mean we should funnel every decision in the business through one or two people, but the tough and important decisions—the ones that really impact the future of the business—have to get wrestled with by the leader of the...


Mar 1, 2018

Few people truly understand the economic trends and forces that are at work in the world, constantly influencing the planning, decision-making and profitability of business leaders everywhere. In this week’s Modern Farm Business™ podcast, Dean sheds some light on the world of economics with his guest, Dr. Matt...