Hub & Network Program
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
OpenTEAM Hubs serve as a primary testing ground for the OpenTEAM tech ecosystem. Their experience and feedback will inform OpenTEAM’s user interface design and calibration of the tools that are part of the Open TEAM tech toolkit. Hubs are a representative group of farms and ranches with similar production systems, research initiatives, region, scale or other factors such as certification requirements. Network members will support the human centered design process and assist with trialing the suite of tools and collaborative approach, and will provide feedback on the user experience to OpenTEAM and its technology members.
HUB AND NETWORK MEMBERS IN OPENTEAM WILL HAVE:
Access to a shared agricultural technology toolkit that will facilitate tracking soil health, production, greenhouse gases, and environmental outcomes on the farm – and the opportunity to help improve these tools so they work better for them.
Engagement in a peer-to-peer and cross-collaboration network of researchers and fellow land stewards that are actively learning about what practices work, and where, and how best to monitor their outcomes.
Strengthened research opportunities and data sets so that land stewards can better track what is happening on your farm to share your data with researchers who are interested or connect with other farmers.
Protocols that protect user-owned data and data sovereignty that ensure the right of the land steward to choose what and how their data is shared.
Cohesive field methods for soil health testing so land stewards can follow the same protocols when measuring their soil health, making that data more easily usable and shareable within the OpenTEAM ecosystem and the technology toolkit.
The opportunity to share their Journey of implementing regenerative agriculture on their farm or ranch with their customer base and throughout the OpenTEAM ecosystem with support of the community.
WHO THEY ARE
Individual and non-profit organizations affiliated with one operation
Non-profit, farming or research organizations
Non-profit, farming, or research organizations that wish to serve as a Hub in OpenTEAM must dedicate at least 25% of one FTE as the project’s Hub Tech Liaison.
Companies or Corporations
Companies that wish to have a farm in their supply chain participate as a Hub must dedicate at least 25% of one FTE as an Hub Tech Liaison on an annual basis, and a minimum annual contribution.