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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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Nov 22, 2018

Elaine Froese, C.S.P. is a professional speaker, writer and business coach who specializes in helping farm families work through tough issues surrounding succession, business and communication—not only to meet and talk, but to act! Faith Today magazine recently dubbed Elaine “Canada’s Farm Whisperer,”...

Jun 28, 2018

If we’re involved in any organization, be it our growing farm or a community board—we likely have experienced the tug-of-war when people struggle against each other or with themselves to get what they want, causing relationships and entire systems to unravel.  Today we’re going to dig into how we can better...

Apr 5, 2018

There’s an old saying: “I know what I said, but I don’t know what you heard.” As leaders we can spend a lot of our time sending out information, with the expectation that people understand what we intend them to understand. However, when the pressure is on or time is short—just when we need communication to be...

Nov 16, 2017

Award-winning author G. Richard Shell discusses the art of negotiation, bringing new insights to the methods people employ and challenging us along the way to improve our own negotiations skills.

G. Richard Shell is an internationally recognized expert in the subjects of law, dispute resolution,...

Oct 12, 2017

MFB016 - Eliminating generational frustration w/Cam Marston

Generational expert and author, Cam Marston, joins Dean to discuss strategies for managing generational differences.

Cam Marston is the leading expert on generational change and its impact on the workplace and marketplace. As an...