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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 15, 2018

WHERE DID THE SEASON GO?
“There’s never any downtime anymore,” is a common lament in agriculture. We pine for times past, when there was a simpler pace and two distinct seasons of planting and harvest. Today we can feel tossed from one season to the next, never having enough time to catch our breath, let alone get...


Sep 27, 2018

Google loves using data to answer questions. When it came to the question of what makes some teams more effective & productive than others, they compiled their own data from nearly 200 Google teams & came up with 5 common contributing factors for success.


Jul 19, 2018

TIME, PRODUCTIVITY and GOLDFISH: WHERE’S THE CONNECTION?

Getting things done
Key responsibilities of executives include setting priorities, investing resources wisely, making sure the organization has a culture of execution. Everyone is an executive of something—be it an entire farming operation, a team at work, my...


Apr 26, 2018

Our brains are wired to look for clear, simple cause and effect regarding what’s happing around us. If our baseball team is losing, it must be the manager’s fault. If we have an accident, immediately we look for who’s to blame. And if my business is making money, well—it must be because I’m gifted at business!...


Apr 19, 2018

You can say it in many different ways—I'm too busy...I don’t have time…I just couldn’t get to it…I’m really swamped right now and can’t do it. BUT... Have we ever REALLY been too busy?

If I said I would give you $1M to get to downtown Denver in 2 days, you probably wouldn’t be too busy to get there. If...