farmOS: agricultural record keeping software (as a service)


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farmOS Workshop at NOFA 2016 Summer Conference

August 29, 2016 - 11:13am

I gave a 90-minute workshop on farmOS at the NOFA 2016 Summer Conference on August 14th.  The workshop was recorded and is available on YouTube:

farmOS Beta 12 Released

July 13, 2016 - 5:01pm

farmOS Beta 11 Released

April 13, 2016 - 12:33pm


Release Notes

This release adds acreage/hectare calculation, bulk bed generation, and a number of other improvements and fixes.

Up Next: Beta 12


farmOS Beta 10 Released

February 2, 2016 - 11:14pm


Release Notes

This release reorganizes some of the menu hierarchy and makes the theme a little nicer. And there were a bunch of other little things.

Up Next: Beta 11


farmOS Documentation

January 16, 2016 - 8:14am

The farmOS documentation project is officially launched:

This is just a first step - documentation is always an ongoing process - and a vital part of any open source project. We will continue to add and refine the content alongside all new code development.

All content is stored and developed in a Git repository hosted on Github:

All pages are written in Markdown, and compiled into a static site with Mkdocs.

If you are interested in helping with documentation, please get in touch via the Github issue queue, or by forking the documentation repository, making changes, and creating a pull request.

farmOS Beta 9 Released

January 3, 2016 - 2:56pm


Release Notes

This release primarily fixes bugs and updates modules, but also makes some nice improvements to maps in mobile devices.

Next Up: Beta 10


farmOS Beta 8 Released

December 4, 2015 - 12:56pm


Release Notes

Next up: Beta 9


farmOS on

November 24, 2015 - 8:01am did a piece of farmOS, as part of a collection of articles about the intersection of food and beverages with open source software, hardware, data, and more.

Read the article here:

Drupal 8!

November 19, 2015 - 5:34pm

Today is a day to celebrate!  The eighth major version of Drupal has just been released!

Drupal 8 is the culmination of work from over 3000 contributors - and represents a major step for the open source Drupal project.

farmOS is built on Drupal 7, but we are excited to start upgrading to Drupal 8.  We already have a roadmap in place.  The biggest part will be helping to upgrade all of the contributed modules that farmOS is built upon.  Luckily, a LOT of the modules that farmOS uses are included in Drupal 8 core!  That means they're already done and ready to go.  Most of the other modules that farmOS depends on already have a Drupal 8 version underway.  Links to all the relevant initiatives are provided in our roadmap.

Once that's done, we can convert all of our farmOS-specific modules (and theme) to Druapal 8 as well.  This part will be relatively painless, because we have followed the Drupal coding standards so closely - it helps to work with the community!  We use Features a lot, which will convert nicely to the new Configuration Management system.  And most of the other stuff is Entity API code that is actually EASIER to write in D8 than in D7.  So we're looking good!  And we're excited to get it done!

farmOS Drupal 8 roadmap:

Cheers to everyone who made D8!

farmOS Beta 7 Released

November 3, 2015 - 8:28pm


Release Notes

Next up: Beta 8



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