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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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Aug 30, 2018

DO SOMETHING NEW, AND DO IT POORLY
There is a fear in many of us when it comes to trying new things: people don’t like to look foolish or as though they don’t know what they’re doing. In fact, that’s what trial-and-error is all about. Sometimes the only way to perfect a procedure or a new skill is to face a few...


Aug 23, 2018

ABOUT OUR GUEST:
Mark Sanborn, CSP, CPAE, is president of Sanborn & Associates, Inc., an idea studio dedicated to developing leaders in business and in life. Mark is an international bestselling author and noted expert on leadership, team building, customer service and change. In addition to his work as a...


Aug 16, 2018

The world is continually changing. If we don't evolve and learn with it, we might one day find that many of the things we know to be true...no longer are. Dean Heffta suggests challenging our established notions and beliefs in order to grow as a leader.


Aug 9, 2018

NO GOOD CAN COME OF THIS
In the fall of 2000, Mickey Pfleger was starting his third decade as a sports photographer. Not once in hundreds of hours on NFL sidelines had he been even touched by a player. Then at the 49ers/Chiefs game he was drilled by a Kansas City tight end, knocking Mickey unconscious...Potentially a...


Aug 2, 2018

A LONELY PROPOSITION

As the owner of a farm or other small business, you’ll inevitably wrestle with decisions and responsibilities that others in the operation simply don’t face. However, leading your business doesn’t have to feel like a solo adventure. You can assemble a team to help you realize your...