About Us

The Open Technology Ecosystem for Agricultural Management (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 was founded in 2019 by Wolfe’s Neck Center for Agriculture and the Environment, Stonyfield, the Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research, and USDA’s LandPKS. As a nonprofit, Wolfe’s Neck Center draws upon a rich history of innovation and experimentation to continue the legacy of this place today. Through regenerative farming, innovative soil health research, and visitor interactions, the land is now used as an educational resource to create a healthier planet for all.

Timeline

Explore the interactive timeline below for a chronological overview of the progress being made by OpenTEAM.

OpenTEAM Principles

Principle #1
Agriculture is a shared human endeavor and we have a shared interest in providing everyone the best possible, site-specific, and data-driven agricultural knowledge.
Principle #2
Agriculture is a public science, where we will collectively benefit by creating a pre-competitive space to more rapidly advance our shared understanding of food systems, agroecosystems, climate science, and relationships between soil health and human health.
Principle #3
A shared urgency exists in taking action to improve soil health globally and support continual improvement of ecosystem service delivery from farm and ranchland.
Principle #4
The majority of benefit and natural wealth creation should flow to those most directly engaged in the transformation of natural systems.
Principle #5
Knowledge is co-created, and user-generated data should be shared as opt-in and controlled by those who created it.
Principle #6
Pre-competitive contributions to OpenTEAM from each member will help pool knowledge, resources and capabilities in order to speed up the systemic challenges of farmer resiliency and ag data interoperability we seek to solve.
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OpenTEAM Statement on Racial Equity in Agriculture

OpenTEAM is a collaborative network supporting the emergence and continued viability of a global food system that is a resilient driver of healthy soil, healthy food for all, and racial equity to support thriving communities.

OpenTEAM Code of Conduct

OpenTEAM has adopted the following code of conduct in order best facilitate an open, welcoming, diverse, inclusive and healthy environment, and to uphold the guiding principles of the OpenTEAM community.

The OpenTEAM Team

Dorn Cox

Project Lead

Laura Demmel Gilmer

Global Coordinator and Community Facilitator

Leah Puro

Agricultural Research Coordinator

Tom Ianello

Technology & Design Specialist