I'll be presenting a workshop at the 2014 CT NOFA Winter Conference about the open source movement, and how it's spilling into the farming world. If you're attending the conference, be sure to check it out!
The official workshop description is below, and on the NOFA Workshop List.
Open Source Farming and Recordkeeping
Learn about the open source movement and what it means for farmers. We'll take a look at some of the emerging groups, designs, and software programs that are coming out of these collaborations, including free recordkeeping and management software, DIY farm equipment, and how you can get involved and contribute.
Michael Stenta is a computer programmer with a passion for farming, cultivation, and information. He has worked on farms in Connecticut, Maine, and Washington state, and is now settling into his own little homestead in Connecticut, helping local farmers set up their own websites and recordkeeping software.