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Monthly Development Calls

August 6, 2015 - 3:26pm

We are going to start doing monthly development planning calls for farmOS. Anyone interested in steering the direction of the project is welcome to join!

The calls will be done via Google On Air Hangouts, so they will be recorded and posted to YouTube.

They will be the first Wednesday of the month. The first will be on September 2nd, 2015 at 7:00 pm Eastern Standard Time.

Here is a link to join:

farmOS Beta 4 Released

August 3, 2015 - 3:41pm


Release Notes

Next up: Beta 5


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:

  • 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 (

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:

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:

  • 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 (

farmOS Beta 1 Released

March 27, 2015 - 3:25pm

The first "beta" release of farmOS is now available on There are a bunch of new features, cleanup, and bug-fixes, so see the release notes here:

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 (

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

Installing FarmOS on Linux/Ubuntu Desktop

January 13, 2015 - 5:20pm

Instructions for installing FarmOS on a Linux/Ubuntu Desktop, courtesy of Green Ecosystem:

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:

So if you're in the area and want to learn more, come to the conference! Registration is open on NOFA Mass's website:


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