farmOS: agricultural record keeping software (as a service)

News

You can subscribe to this news feed with your favorite RSS reader (ie: Feedly).

farmOS Beta 3 Released

May 28, 2015 - 12:00am

Today we released farmOS Beta3.

Here is an overview of some of the new features. The full list is available in the official release notes: http://www.drupal.org/node/2496105

  • Atmospi sensor integration
  • Observations can now be assigned to areas
  • Observations are given a default type of "General"
  • Display a cross-hairs and accuracy bubble on the map when automatically zooming to your current location
  • Updated all modules to use Features 2.x (behind the scenes stuff)
  • And more...

Next up: Beta 4 (https://www.drupal.org/node/2495999)

Open Agriculture Learning Series

April 28, 2015 - 11:01am

Dorn Cox and Michael Stenta presented an overview and demo of farmOS in the Open Agriculture Learning Series.  The recorded hangout is available on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jefE87Ip8v8

farmOS Beta 2 Released

April 16, 2015 - 3:21pm

Today we released farmOS Beta2.

Here is an overview of some of the new features. The full list is available in the official release notes: http://www.drupal.org/node/2472683

  • Files can be attached to Animals and Equipment, which is useful for pedigree records or service manuals.
  • Movements, Activities, and Observations can now reference multiple assets at once. So if you are moving 100 cattle, you only need one movement log, instead of 100.
  • Added a "Clone" button for creating a new log from an existing one.
  • Thumbnail images of Animal, Plantings, and Equipment are now shown in the lists.
  • New "History of assets in an area" list, so you can see everything that has ever been in an area (helpful for organic certification).
  • The "Crops" tab is now called "Plantings", to make it more clear and consistent with the other tabs.
  • Improved the breadcrumbs for easier navigation.
  • And more...

Next up: Beta 3 (https://www.drupal.org/node/2463177)

farmOS Beta 1 Released

March 27, 2015 - 3:25pm

The first "beta" release of farmOS is now available on drupal.org. There are a bunch of new features, cleanup, and bug-fixes, so see the release notes here: https://www.drupal.org/node/2461053

This represents a milestone for farmOS. From this point forward all the farm modules will include automated update code whenever there are major changes to the architecture. This means that site maintainers will be able to easily transition from one version to the next. So future releases won't break stuff! Hooray!

Next up: Beta 2 (https://www.drupal.org/node/2452307)

Slides from NOFA Mass 2015

January 14, 2015 - 5:32pm

Slides from my Open Source Farming presentation at the 2015 NOFA Massachusetts Winter Conference are available on farmos.org: http://farmos.org/nofa2015

Installing FarmOS on Linux/Ubuntu Desktop

January 13, 2015 - 5:20pm

Instructions for installing FarmOS on a Linux/Ubuntu Desktop, courtesy of Green Ecosystem: http://www.greenecosystem.in/blog/?p=55

NOFA Massachusetts 2015 Winter Conference

January 10, 2015 - 5:10pm

Michael Stenta gave a talk at the 2015 NOFA Massachusetts Winter Conference about open source farming. Slides from the talk are available below.

Upcoming Talk: 2015 NOFA Mass Winter Conference

November 17, 2014 - 11:04am

I will be giving a presentation at the Massachusetts NOFA Winter Conference on January 10th. The workshop will be about the Open Source movement, and how it is picking up steam in the world of agriculture. It will be similar to the presentation I gave at last year's Connecticut NOFA Winter Conference: http://farmier.com/news/2014/02/05/2014-ct-nofa-winter-conference

So if you're in the area and want to learn more, come to the conference! Registration is open on NOFA Mass's website: http://www.nofamass.org/events/wc

Greenhorns Radio Interview

July 30, 2014 - 8:27am

Severine von Tscharner Fleming, of Greenhorns Radio (part of the Heritage Radio Network) interviewed me yesterday on the topics of Open Source and farming. Check it out via the link below!

http://www.heritageradionetwork.com/episodes/6516-Greenhorns-Radio-Episode-199-Michael-Stenta

Open Source Farming - CT NOFA 2014 Winter Conference

March 4, 2014 - 8:48pm
This is a video of the presentation I gave at the CT NOFA 2014 Winter Conference about the Open Source movement and how it applies to farming.

Pages

Subscribe to