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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 28, 2017

Being successful with employees on the farm isn't an accident. In this episode Dean covers four key pieces of the Employee Game Plan to improve the farm leader's decision-making around their employee strategy.


4 KEY ELEMENTS to keep in mind for building and maintaining a good employee strategy on the farm:


  1. NEED -...

Jul 21, 2017

The goal of business is to build a sustainable competitive advantage. This episode discusses not only what the leader must overcome in their day-to-day, but the choices they need to make in order to grow their farm's resilience.


Problems leaders must overcome when investing time & attention:

  1. Concentrating on the...

Jul 14, 2017

Being a leader means many things – but there are a few core responsibilities that the leaders of successful businesses must tend to well. Join us on this episode to learn more about those responsibilities and the three different roles that exist in the farm business.

Three types of roles in business:

  1. Specialist –...

Jul 7, 2017

In this episode we discover the importance of defining Core Values for your farming operation. It's the second part of our discussion on laying the foundation of today's successful farm. 

As your growing farm becomes more dynamic and complex, you’ll find yourself facing more tough decisions than ever before....