Global Knowledge/Local Production – Innovating Open Source Technology for Improved Soil Health!

13 Aug 2017
9:00-3:30pm

Global Knowledge/Local Production – Innovating Open Source Technology for Improved Soil Health!

Session 1: Overview of soil health principles, followed by an introduction to local, regional, and global tools for use on your farm. In a world where collaboration is increasingly accessible, we will also discuss the different mechanisms (such as the farmOS and Farm Hack platforms) for collaboration and how to approach building on the efforts of others while also monitoring, improving, and sharing your own agricultural knowledge.

Session 2: Let’s take a look at what’s happening in the on-farm research world for improving mechanized soil health, including data from farmer-to-farmer participation.

Session 3: Bring your laptop! We will spend some time working directly with representatives from farmOS and Farm Hack to get attendees set up on both online platforms, as well as demonstrate how to share and document your own innovations. Time will also be spent looking at live Farm Hack innovations and tools. You are encouraged to bring one of your own innovations to share!