Students make the best farmers

Every successful farmer knows that education is not over after you walk down the aisle at graduation, whether it's high school or college. Rather, that's when the real learning begins. When life kicks in, you begin using those tools you've acquired in school which taught you how to learn, and you continue your education through new experiences, interactions with people, and your own reading.

People who cultivate a lifelong learner attitude frequently demonstrate resilience, adaptability, cultural and intellectual growth, and a general open-mindedness to new ideas and approaches to problem solving. This makes for a pretty effective farm leader.

Dean Heffta shares with Dewey Nelson the story of a client farmer who very intentionally took a learning approach to life and his business. Find out what happened when he connected with expert advisers to improve his business management skills and prepare for the return of his grown children to the operation.