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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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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...

Sep 28, 2017

Dean explores five types of meetings and discusses four tips for effective meetings which will boost your farm’s internal communication game.

Communication system: All the channels, methods & messages used to keep people informed and help information flow to and through everyone involved
Meeting: Two or more people...

Sep 21, 2017

Best-selling coauthor of Crucial Conversations and Influencer, Joseph Grenny, talks with Dean about critical communication skills for today’s farm leader.

Joseph Grenny is a four-time New York Times bestselling author, dynamic keynote speaker, and leading social
scientist for business performance. He...