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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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Dec 20, 2018


What’s made relationships so important in today’s business?
They’ve always been important. Settling the prairie, the most important currency we had was building trusting relationships to help us purchase cattle, get credit from the feed store, lean on a neighbor for help...

Feb 1, 2018

In business, as in life, one of the most important aspects of a relationship is trust. When trust is high things move faster, energy is higher and people have more fun. When
trust is low everything slows down. We second-guess decisions and question motives, etc. Speed goes down and expense goes up. We know trust is...

Oct 26, 2017

Dean covers approaches for improving your lender strategy, joined by ag lender Jason Peterson. Jason Peterson is Senior Vice President and Ag Commercial Lender at Bell Bank in West Fargo, North Dakota. Jason enjoys working with the local community, assisting people with their finances and forging relationships...

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...