Open Technology Ecosystem for Agricultural Management
Led By Wolfe's Neck Center for Agriculture & the Environment
Equipping Food Systems Leaders with an Equitable, Accessible, and Interoperable Toolkit for Universal Access to Agricultural Knowledge and Better Soil Health.
OpenTEAM, or the Open Technology Ecosystem for Agricultural Management, is equipping food systems leaders with shared knowledge, collaborative frameworks for problem-solving, and open-source, connected technologies to build climate change resilience and thriving communities.
Through this work, we are collectively building an open source, interoperable tech ecosystem that enables farmer-control of data, knowledge sharing, and access to programs and marketplace incentives.
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OpenTEAM Launches Action for Climate-Smart Agriculture
Through USDA’s Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities program, Wolfe’s Neck Center will collaboratively lead an investment of $35 million to implement climate-smart agricultural practices.
This project will develop systems, tools, and expertise to create a sustainable marketplace for climate-smart commodities long term.
Interested in getting involved with the OpenTEAM community? See the many different ways you can participate and collaborate with OpenTEAM below and on our How to Get Involved page.
IN-DEPTH LEARNING SERIES
Through the In-Depth Learning Series, we are building the knowledge base of the OpenTEAM community in a way that fosters coherence and collaboration.
These working groups are centered around technology, equity, field methods, human centered design, and our network of farms and ranches.
Collabathons are sustained collaboration efforts with short sprints in service of long range shared goals.
THE OPENTEAM COMMUNITY
OpenTEAM is a collaborative community of farmers, scientists and researchers, engineers, farm service providers, and food companies that are committed to improving soil health and advancing agriculture’s ability to become a solution to climate change. OpenTEAM is headquartered at Wolfe’s Neck Center in Maine. Learn more about our partners here.
OpenTEAM is a project led by Wolfe's Neck Center for Agriculture & the Environment
Wolfe’s Neck Center for Agriculture & the Environment (WNC) is located in Freeport, Maine, and uses its over 600 acres of coastal farmland to connect people of all ages to the food they eat and where it comes from. Through regenerative farming, innovative soil health research, and visitor interactions, this place-based organization is now used as an educational resource to create a healthier planet for all. We hope to inspire active participation in a healthier food system and build a community of people who care deeply about the future of food.
Led by Wolfe’s Neck Center, Open Technology Ecosystem for Agricultural Management (OpenTEAM), is a community of farmers, ranchers, businesses and developers working to increase food system resiliency in the face of climate change. By acting as a convener, technology steward, and facilitator, we are equipping food system leaders with shared knowledge, collaborative frameworks, and open-source, connected technologies to build climate change resilience and thriving communities.
OpenTEAM is facilitated by Wolfe's Neck Center for Agriculture & the Environment
As a place-based institution situated on 626 acres of preserved coastal landscape in Freeport, Maine, Wolfe’s Neck Center (WNC) uses its diverse landscape of annual and perennial crop production, grazing, forest, fresh and saltwater, and rural-urban boundaries to connect people of all ages to the food they eat and where it comes from. Through historical regenerative farming practices, innovative soil health research, and visitor interactions, the land is used as an educational resource for the center’s visitors and nearby farmers.
WNC draws upon this rich history of innovation and experimentation to continue its legacy today through collaborative research initiatives like OpenTEAM and the Maine Soil Health Network, demonstrating how local agriculture connects to global environmental systems. Through OpenTEAM, WNC bridges tech tools to scientific research locally, effectively translating this knowledge to farmer understanding regionally and building a pragmatic movement toward regenerative agriculture globally. As WNC creates local networks for better soil health, OpenTEAM is convening global communities to create an interconnected technology ecosystem where resources are shared and leveraged at scale.
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