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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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Dean Heffta is a Senior Director for Water Street Solutions where he provides guidance to clients as well as training and development within Water Street Solutions.

He was raised on his family’s small-grain farm in Northeastern North Dakota. There he developed his passion for agriculture and went on to receive his Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Business as well as Agronomy. He then spent several years in Iowa working with farmers as an agronomist and in retail operations. Dean received his Masters of Business Administration from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.

Dean joined Water Street Solutions in 2006 and has filled roles for the organization including sales, service, team leadership and training & development.

He lives outside Peoria, Illinois with his wife, Sarah, and their son, Carter.