Who We Are

A Farmer-Driven Community Advancing Agriculture's Ability to Become a Solution to Climate Change Through a More Sustainable Agricultural Technology Ecosystem.

OpenTEAM serves as a farmer-driven, collaborative community of farmers, ranchers, scientists, researchers, engineers, farm service providers, and food companies who are committed to improving soil health and advancing agriculture’s ability to become a solution to climate change through the co-development of an interoperable suite of tools.

COMMUNITY PARTICIPANTS

OpenTEAM is composed of a diverse community of collaborators. The farmers, ranchers, scientists, researchers, engineers, farm service providers, programmers and food companies that form this community contribute technical expertise, industry knowledge, and innovative ideas that make what OpenTEAM is accomplishing possible.

LEADERS FROM ACROSS THE OPENTEAM COMMUNITY

The OpenTEAM community includes over 200 skilled problem solvers. Here, we highlight just a few from across the OpenTEAM ecosystem who continue to thread the needle in this space. 

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COMMUNITY PRINCIPLES

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.
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.
A shared urgency exists in taking action to improve soil health globally and support continual improvement of ecosystem service delivery from farm and ranchland.
The majority of benefit and natural wealth creation should flow to those most directly engaged in the transformation of natural systems.

Knowledge is co-created, and user-generated data should be shared as opt-in and controlled by those who created it.

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.

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.

Community Code of Conduct

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

OpenTEAM is facilitated by Wolfe’s Neck Center for Agriculture & the Environment

OpenTEAM is facilitated by Wolfe’s Neck Center for Agriculture & the Environment (WNC). As a place-based institution situated on 626 acres of preserved coastal landscape in Freeport, Maine, 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.