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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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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...


Mar 29, 2018

Mark Twain apocryphally said that if the first thing you do each morning is to eat a live frog, you can go through the day with the satisfaction of knowing that it’s probably the worst thing that is going to happen to you all day long. Sound advice for those of us who fight procrastination. Since it’s unlikely we...