Modern Farm Business

by Water Street Solutions

Modern Farm Business
  • Language: eng
  • Episodes: 37
  • Last: 8 Mar 2018
The Modern Farm Business podcast brings proven ideas and applications from thought leaders in the business arena to today's farm leadership environment. Improve your own leadership skills and become an effective farm CEO leading a bulletproof farming operation.

Episodes (37)

  • 037. Better decision-making
    037. Better decision-making
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    Published: 8 Mar 2018 Duration: 17:05
    A key responsibility of leaders is the ability to make sound decisions. That doesn’t mean we should funnel every decision in the business through one or two people, but the tough and important decisions—the ones that really impact the futur... Read more →
    A key responsibility of leaders is the ability to make sound decisions. That doesn’t mean we should funnel every decision in the business through one or two people, but the tough and important decisions—the ones that really impact the futur... Read more →

  • 036. Economics for the farm leader w/ Dr. Matt Roberts
    036. Economics for the farm leader w/ Dr. Matt Roberts
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    Published: 1 Mar 2018 Duration: 23:56
    Few people truly understand the economic trends and forces that are at work in the world, constantly influencing the planning, decision-making and profitability of business leaders everywhere. In this week’s Modern Farm Business™ podcast, D... Read more →
    Few people truly understand the economic trends and forces that are at work in the world, constantly influencing the planning, decision-making and profitability of business leaders everywhere. In this week’s Modern Farm Business™ podcast, D... Read more →

  • 035. Ready the team
    035. Ready the team
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    Published: 22 Feb 2018 Duration: 12:11
    Any seasonal business has to deal with the fact that before the season starts, they need to get the team ready. Today we’re going to talk about what happens when we don’t get the team ready, the importance of setting expectations at the beg... Read more →
    Any seasonal business has to deal with the fact that before the season starts, they need to get the team ready. Today we’re going to talk about what happens when we don’t get the team ready, the importance of setting expectations at the beg... Read more →

  • 034. Seven tools for selecting top talent
    034. Seven tools for selecting top talent
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    Published: 15 Feb 2018 Duration: 15:47
    Recruiting and hiring is one of the top challenges not only for farms, but for every business looking to grow. In this episode, Dean covers seven tools for improving your selection results. For many businesses and farms, a key constraint to... Read more →
    Recruiting and hiring is one of the top challenges not only for farms, but for every business looking to grow. In this episode, Dean covers seven tools for improving your selection results. For many businesses and farms, a key constraint to... Read more →

  • 033. Delegation that works
    033. Delegation that works
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    Published: 8 Feb 2018 Duration: 11:37
    As our businesses or organizations grow, it becomes critical for us as leaders change our focus and activities. As a one-person operation, the number of people we can hand work off to is limited. The staff you have are typically either fami... Read more →
    As our businesses or organizations grow, it becomes critical for us as leaders change our focus and activities. As a one-person operation, the number of people we can hand work off to is limited. The staff you have are typically either fami... Read more →

  • 032. Four elements of trust
    032. Four elements of trust
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    Published: 1 Feb 2018 Duration: 11:08
    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 ... Read more →
    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 ... Read more →

  • 031. Turn your ship around! w/ David Marquet
    031. Turn your ship around! w/ David Marquet
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    Published: 25 Jan 2018 Duration: 25:50
    The systems around us are too complex for us to have all the answers for every situation. It’s important as a leader to grow and develop our team’s capabilities to make responsible decisions on their own as needed. Communication of intent i... Read more →
    The systems around us are too complex for us to have all the answers for every situation. It’s important as a leader to grow and develop our team’s capabilities to make responsible decisions on their own as needed. Communication of intent i... Read more →

  • 030. The leader as coach
    030. The leader as coach
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    Published: 18 Jan 2018 Duration: 12:36
    When we’re a part of a group—be it leading our farm, a work group at church or a volunteer at the thrift store—there are many roles we end up taking on depending on the situation. We might be the person setting the priorities and the pace o... Read more →
    When we’re a part of a group—be it leading our farm, a work group at church or a volunteer at the thrift store—there are many roles we end up taking on depending on the situation. We might be the person setting the priorities and the pace o... Read more →

  • 029. Raising your inner game w/ David Levin
    029. Raising your inner game w/ David Levin
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    Published: 11 Jan 2018 Duration: 21:04
    Author David Levin joins Dean to share insights in how to manage distractions and ourselves so we can do our best work. ABOUT OUR GUEST: In 1992, David Levin was a struggling singer-songwriter whose career (and life) were going nowhere. But... Read more →
    Author David Levin joins Dean to share insights in how to manage distractions and ourselves so we can do our best work. ABOUT OUR GUEST: In 1992, David Levin was a struggling singer-songwriter whose career (and life) were going nowhere. But... Read more →

  • 028. Five ways to sabotage your goals
    028. Five ways to sabotage your goals
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    Published: 4 Jan 2018 Duration: 11:56
    Today we’re going to get into some strategies that help us to create focus for building a business, the farm or the life we really envision. But before we get into goal setting, let’s first walk through a sure-fire formula for how to ensure... Read more →
    Today we’re going to get into some strategies that help us to create focus for building a business, the farm or the life we really envision. But before we get into goal setting, let’s first walk through a sure-fire formula for how to ensure... Read more →

  • 027. The unstoppable family business w/ Bryan Dodge
    027. The unstoppable family business w/ Bryan Dodge
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    Published: 28 Dec 2017 Duration: 25:16
    What separates family businesses that succeed from those that don’t? Bryan Dodge, author, speaker and consultant, joins Dean to share his perspective on principles that make a difference. ABOUT OUR GUEST: Bryan Dodge is one of America’s for... Read more →
    What separates family businesses that succeed from those that don’t? Bryan Dodge, author, speaker and consultant, joins Dean to share his perspective on principles that make a difference. ABOUT OUR GUEST: Bryan Dodge is one of America’s for... Read more →

  • MFB026 - Better farm owner insurance decisions w/ Ryan Taylor
    MFB026 - Better farm owner insurance decisions w/ Ryan Taylor
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    Published: 21 Dec 2017 Duration: 15:24
    Insurance specialist Ryan Taylor joins this episode to cover some of the common mistakes and gaps in insurance selection and how to avoid them. ABOUT OUR GUEST: Ryan Taylor is an Ag Risk Advisor for Water Street Solutions in the multi-line ... Read more →
    Insurance specialist Ryan Taylor joins this episode to cover some of the common mistakes and gaps in insurance selection and how to avoid them. ABOUT OUR GUEST: Ryan Taylor is an Ag Risk Advisor for Water Street Solutions in the multi-line ... Read more →

  • Who are "The Funds" and other market questions w/ Rich Feltes - MFB025
    Who are "The Funds" and other market questions w/ Rich Feltes - MFB025
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    Published: 14 Dec 2017 Duration: 17:11
    Dean talks with Rich Feltes, Head of Market Insights at R.J. O’Brien, to add clarity about various aspects of the market including; Who are “The Funds?” What do I need to know about “open interest?” How does the “Commitment of Traders” repo... Read more →
    Dean talks with Rich Feltes, Head of Market Insights at R.J. O’Brien, to add clarity about various aspects of the market including; Who are “The Funds?” What do I need to know about “open interest?” How does the “Commitment of Traders” repo... Read more →

  • What Toyota can teach the farm - MFB024
    What Toyota can teach the farm - MFB024
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    Published: 7 Dec 2017 Duration: 15:58
    After WWII, Toyota took quality and efficiency to heart, which yielded one of the most respected and successful manufacturing companies in the world. Their success isn’t a fluke, and the practices and principles they mastered can help farms... Read more →
    After WWII, Toyota took quality and efficiency to heart, which yielded one of the most respected and successful manufacturing companies in the world. Their success isn’t a fluke, and the practices and principles they mastered can help farms... Read more →

  • Big data on the farm w/ Prof. Jeff Camm - MFB023
    Big data on the farm w/ Prof. Jeff Camm - MFB023
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    Published: 30 Nov 2017 Duration: 23:11
    Wake Forest Professor Jeff Camm shares his expertise on how to manage the mountains of data and information facing farm leaders. ABOUT OUR GUEST: Jeffrey D. Camm is the Associate Dean of Business Analytics and holds the Inmar Presidential C... Read more →
    Wake Forest Professor Jeff Camm shares his expertise on how to manage the mountains of data and information facing farm leaders. ABOUT OUR GUEST: Jeffrey D. Camm is the Associate Dean of Business Analytics and holds the Inmar Presidential C... Read more →

  • Four reviews for your farm business - MFB022
    Four reviews for your farm business - MFB022
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    Published: 23 Nov 2017 Duration: 16:42
    It’s easy to stay busy with our to-do list and all our responsibilities – but if we’re going to get better, we need to periodically review how we’re doing. In this episode Dean reviews four different approaches we can use in our business to... Read more →
    It’s easy to stay busy with our to-do list and all our responsibilities – but if we’re going to get better, we need to periodically review how we’re doing. In this episode Dean reviews four different approaches we can use in our business to... Read more →

  • Negotiation for better results w/ G. Richard Shell - MFB021
    Negotiation for better results w/ G. Richard Shell - MFB021
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    Published: 16 Nov 2017 Duration: 24:46
    Award-winning author G. Richard Shell discusses the art of negotiation, bringing new insights to the methods people employ and challenging us along the way to improve our own negotiations skills. ABOUT OUR GUEST: G. Richard Shell is an int... Read more →
    Award-winning author G. Richard Shell discusses the art of negotiation, bringing new insights to the methods people employ and challenging us along the way to improve our own negotiations skills. ABOUT OUR GUEST: G. Richard Shell is an int... Read more →

  • Think different about crop fertility w/ Darren Frye - MFB020
    Think different about crop fertility w/ Darren Frye - MFB020
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    Published: 9 Nov 2017 Duration: 19:36
    Darren Frye, CEO of Water Street Solutions, shares his insights on the science and economics of crop fertility decisions. About our guest: Darren R. Frye is founder, president and CEO of Water Street Solutions. He guides the strategic direc... Read more →
    Darren Frye, CEO of Water Street Solutions, shares his insights on the science and economics of crop fertility decisions. About our guest: Darren R. Frye is founder, president and CEO of Water Street Solutions. He guides the strategic direc... Read more →

  • Turn disruption into advantage w/ Daniel Burrus - MFB019
    Turn disruption into advantage w/ Daniel Burrus - MFB019
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    Published: 2 Nov 2017 Duration: 24:23
    Dean is joined by futurist and global trend expert Daniel Burrus to discuss how leaders can prepare for and benefit from disruptive trends. ABOUT OUR GUEST: Daniel Burrus is considered one of the world’s leading technology forecasters and i... Read more →
    Dean is joined by futurist and global trend expert Daniel Burrus to discuss how leaders can prepare for and benefit from disruptive trends. ABOUT OUR GUEST: Daniel Burrus is considered one of the world’s leading technology forecasters and i... Read more →

  • Power up your lender strategy - MFB018
    Power up your lender strategy - MFB018
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    Published: 26 Oct 2017 Duration: 15:00
    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 co... Read more →
    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 co... Read more →

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