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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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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...


May 10, 2018

In business and in life, it's not uncommon to find ourselves making decisions that to someone else might seem completely irrational. Often these decisions involve risk. It could be a financial risk to our operation—or even physical risks that threaten our safety!
In this episode we're exploring how our wiring often...


May 3, 2018

Working with family and partners in business can lead to questions about the right approach to compensation. Larry Custer, Account Manager with Water Street Solutions, joins Dean to share best practices about setting the stage for good expectations with partners and employees.