Educational Resources

Educational Resources

Please explore this collection of resources from OpenTEAM partners and other external sources.

FAQ

View a collection of frequently asked questions related to OpenTEAM organizational knowledge and other information.

Glossary

The glossary contains definitions of terms that are commonly used throughout OpenTEAM documentation.

Kumu Map

Our Kumu map represents a key artifact of our collaboration together. Through this map, we track the relationships and progress at improving links and interoperability.

Membership

Interested in joining the OpenTEAM community? Follow this link to learn more about the Hub & Network program and to submit an application for membership.

External Links

The OpenTEAM community views agriculture as a shared human endeavor with the goal of providing everyone with the best possible, site-specific, and data-driven agricultural knowledge to improve soil health. Increasing carbon sequestration, water infiltration, and ultimately creating a more resilient agriculture starts with improving soil health.

Research
Field Methods and Protocols

OpenTEAM utilizes a suite of open source technologies that offers digital management records, field-level carbon measurement, remote sensing, predictive analytics, as well as input and economic management decision support in a connected platform.

  • Tech Preview recording – A 45 minute webinar highlighting how LandPKS, SurveyStack, and FarmOS is integrated into OpenTEAM’s platform.
  • LandPKS – A planning and management tool to collect, share, and interpret soil, vegetation cover, and management data. 
  • Our-Sci –  A collaborative research platform that utilizes open source tools to create customizable surveys, collect data, and report and share results.
  • FarmOS – A free and open-source web-based farm management, planning, and record keeping system.
  • Quick Carbon – A growing academic research initiative and protocol for rapidly assessing soil carbon contents across landscapes. 
  • COMET Farm –  A tool to support conservation scenario analysis and greenhouse gas inventories at the farm level for cropland, grazing lands, livestock, forestry, and agroforestry.
  • Cool Farm Tool – An online calculator that enables farmers to measure their greenhouse gas emissions, and understand mitigation options for agricultural production.
  • Dagan – Utilizes satellite data and soil process models to deliver accurate, low-cost, and accessible soil health insights to agricultural stakeholders to support sustainable farming practices worldwide.
  • Heartland – A science and technology group devoted to solving technical challenges by engaging in scientific research and engineering development.
  • In-Depth Web Series – Hosted by Gathering for Open Agriculture Technology (GOAT), this web series of 29 videos, and counting, highlights organizations working on open ag software and hardware.

Open source software development is centered around transparency, collaboration, inclusivity, and community. OpenTEAM collaborates with a number of open source communities.

  • Gathering for Open Science Hardware (GOSH)
  • Gathering for Open Agricultural Technology (GOAT)
  • Farm Hack

Building upon participatory action research, OpenTEAM utilizes a human centered design approach to receive and implement feedback and support improvements to our suite of technologies.

IDEO’s What is Human Centered Design

The OpenTEAM community is made up of a diversity of global farms and ranches that includes hub farms and supply chain stakeholders.

The OpenTEAM Community connects participants within its network to ecosystem service market initiatives to offer interested community members with direct access to the carbon marketplace and the organizations that have grown the knowledge-base surrounding emissions trading.

OpenTEAM is committed to providing the open source community with access to timely agricultural data and strives to cultivate an equitable and safe online space for data sharing. OpenTEAM provides guidelines for data ownership and use to ensure the privacy of everyone in our community.

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.

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