Tilth Conference: Adding Open Source Software to your Farming Tool Belt
Paul Weidner will be presenting on farmOS and other open source tools at the annual Tilth Conference in Yakima, Washington.
Interested in how to integrate technology with your farming operation? There are many ways to use technology on the farm but it can be hard to know where to start. This session will highlight open source projects relevant to farmers as well as anyone else working in the food system. First we will demo farmOS, an application for farm management, planning, and record keeping. Next we will walk through a series of use cases exploring projects in the OpenTEAM platform, a technology ecosystem that enables adaptive management to improve production and delivery of ecosystem services and actionable research. Come learn how software built on an open source model creates more value for its users by encouraging collaboration within the community.
The Tilth Conference takes place in November to celebrate the slowing down of the production season.
Over the course of three days, farmers, food system professionals, researchers and educators have the opportunity to learn from one another and share best practices, catch up with old friends, and make new connections.
Covering a range of scales, experience levels, and interests, knowledgeable presenters speak on topics such as crop and livestock production, pest and weed management, marketing, certifications, land access, and opportunities and challenges in sustainable and organic agriculture.
An industry trade show takes place throughout the weekend as well as a farm tour, keynote speeches and social events providing attendees with numerous networking opportunities.