Creating the Ag Tech Ecosystem Webinar Series

Over the last 3 years, OpenTEAM has collectively designed and built a free, equitable, open source toolkit that provides a framework for universal access to agricultural knowledge, laying the groundwork to accelerate future development that is responsive to the needs of producers, purchasers, governments and markets. We are incorporating an equity lens into the work that we do so that we can design a technology ecosystem that is more accessible, equitable, and universal for the diverse group of farmers and food companies that are a part of it. By acting as a convener, technology steward, and facilitator, OpenTEAM is sharing agricultural knowledge and increasing interoperability for a cohesive, sustainable technology ecosystem that supports farmers and ranchers globally.

Read Our 2021 Progress Report

Join us for our Creating the Ag Tech Ecosystem webinar series that features this work, why it is important, and our progress from 2021.

You will hear a wide range of panelists from across the OpenTEAM community discuss equity in agriculture, data interoperability & architecture, soil health measurement protocols, and avenues of community building and governance. We will share why incorporating each of these into the sustainable technology ecosystem we are creating is fundamental to the future we envision, and how you can get involved in this work.

UPCOMING WEBINARS

  • Thursday, January 27th, 11am-12pm EST: Data Interoperability & Architecture in Agriculture
  • Thursday, February 3rd, 1-2pm EST: Applying Equity in Practice in Regenerative Agriculture
  • Thursday, February 10th, 1-2pm EST: Cultivating Community & Breaking Down Silos

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.

When: Jan 27, 2022 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Data Interoperability & Architecture in Agriculture

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Data Interoperability & Architecture in Agriculture

Thursday, January 27th, 11:00am-12:00pm EST

The work that the OpenTEAM community is putting in today will go towards the creation and maintenance of an open, accessible agricultural technology ecosystem that would house a cloud-based computing infrastructure and shared software services to accelerate the rate of soil health discoveries and impact on the ground. By developing trust and creating interoperability, OpenTEAM can foster collaboration and use of this data in research and markets while enabling data sovereignty, security, and protection for farmers and ranchers. Sign up for this webinar to learn more about this technical architecture, development of interoperability and trust, and the importance of data sovereignty within the agricultural technology ecosystem we are building.

Applying Equity in Practice in Regenerative Agriculture

Thursday, February 3rd, 1:00-2:00pm EST

In 2021, OpenTEAM introduced an equity lens to the work that we do so that we can design a technology ecosystem that is more accessible, equitable, and universal for the diverse group of farmers and food companies that are a part of it. Creating a toolkit that is open source, interoperable, and free to use will open pathways for increased involvement from a wider scope of the agricultural community. Through a working group and a recent Collabathon series, OpenTEAM and its members are developing the knowledge necessary to implement these equity principles into practice in regenerative agriculture and the ecosystem we are building. Sign up for this webinar to learn about the equity principles and how they are being weaved into the agricultural technology ecosystem and toolkit that we are building.

Cultivating Community & Breaking Down Silos

Thursday, February 10th, 1:00-2:00pm EST

One of the core functions of OpenTEAM is to convene farmers, ranchers, scientists, researchers, engineers, farm service providers, and food companies from across the global agricultural landscape to develop an interoperable technology ecosystem that serves each of their needs. Through pre-competitive partnerships across traditional boundaries, OpenTEAM is co-developing new approaches to collaboration and governance structures, both socially and digitally. In 2022, we will be creating new facilitation structures for community engagement with farmers and ranchers in support of an equitable agricultural technology ecosystem. Sign up for this webinar to learn how OpenTEAM functions as a convener and what structures are being created or are already in place to build broader collaboration efforts across the ecosystem. 

PAST WEBINARS

Continual Improvement & Measurement in Soil Health

OpenTEAM is bridging science and technology to fill the gap between soil health testing protocols and the tech ecosystem we are building. For scientists to make data comparable from across the ecosystem, scientific protocols and methodologies must be standardized, efficient, and robust for a range of farm management practices. Through the design of shared technologies and methodologies, OpenTEAM is creating flexible and adaptable protocols for various research goals, management systems, climates, and regions. By developing more consistent field methods when soil testing and using various OpenTEAM tools, farmers and researchers can integrate and compare more data with each other. Sign up for this webinar to get an overview of this process, why creating consistent methodologies is necessary, and how it creates a technology ecosystem that is sustainable.

Contact Information & Resources

Chelsea Carey – Point Blue, 

Shaylan Kolodney – Caney Fork Farms,  

Patrick Lawrence – Cool Farm Tool

Dan TerAvest – Our Sci, 

Aislinn Pearson – Rothamstead, 

Creating an Ag Tech Ecosystem Through Trust, Technology Stewardship, and Local Adaptability

In order to create a sustainable ecosystem of technology, OpenTEAM is building trust with collaborators and technologies, improving interoperability among systems, and adapting tools for soil health practices locally. OpenTEAM has collectively designed the functional core and framework for transparency in our food system and laid the groundwork to accelerate future development that is responsive to the needs of end users. This framework is not theoretical – it is built and actively used by a diverse global network of farms, farmer networks and other organizations. 

Contact Information & Resources

Steve Francis, Tech Matters,  sfrancis@techmatters.org

Jane Kuhn, Stonyfield Organic, jane.kuhn@us.lactalis.com

Jessica Chiartas, UC Davis / Soil Life Services, jlchiartas@ucdavis.edu

Rikin Gandhi, Digital Green, rikin@digitalgreen.org

MODERATORS & PANELISTS