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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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Aug 31, 2017

Author of QBQ! and Outstanding! 47 Ways to Make Your Organization Exceptional, John G. Miller joins Dean to discuss the power of personal accountability
and insights on what makes great organizations.

John G. Miller is the author of QBQ! The Question Behind the Question, Flipping the Switch: Unleash the...

Aug 24, 2017

Turning the continuing conversation of people on the farm to an external focus, Dean covers the mindsets and tools the farm leader can use to improve their supplier and landlord relationships.

Working with people outside the farm can be a source of tension or potential frustration. Landlords and suppliers require...

Aug 17, 2017

Human resources professional Andrea Majors joins Dean to discuss some of the top questions that come up around employees on the farm.

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Aug 10, 2017

Join Dean as he walks through the four key phases for building a strategy that helps farms to find and select great employees.

Before we begin, bear this in mind: The cost of hiring the wrong person can be 1.5 to 10x their annual salary!

I. FOUNDATION - What you need to do before setting out to find great people
1. Be...

Aug 3, 2017

The co-author of Contented Cows STILL Give Better Milk, Richard Hadden, joins Dean to discuss employee engagement on the farm and other practical advice for today’s leader.

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Richard Hadden is a Certified Speaking Professional, author, and leadership consultant who focuses on the connection...