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Newsletter Issue 24 -  February 28th, 2018

Hello farmOS community!  Couple of community announcements to make...

Gathering for Gathering for Open Agricultural Technology

I'm helping to organize an open ag technology conference this spring, called GOAT: Gathering for Open Agricultural Technology.  It will be May 7th to May 9th, 2018 at the Omega Institute in New York state.

We're looking for people who are actively engaged in open hardware and software for agriculture as developers, users, inventors, tinkerers and thinkers who can contribute to growing the community and movement. This event is for people working in all different forms of ag tech, from farmers/DIYers to academic research and industrial R&D. 

We are capped at 50 attendees for this first conference, so we are accepting applications to attend, and travel will be covered for everyone who is accepted.  We hope this to be the first annual GOAT conference, and in future years more people will be able to attend.

Applications are open until March 20th, so if you are interested, please apply!  And spread the word!

The website with more information is here:

The application form is here:

Topic for March's Monthly Call: Crop Planning

The next farmOS monthly call is on Wednesday, March 14th at 1 pm Eastern time.  The focus of the call will be discussing next steps for the crop planning features in farmOS.

Monthly call link and schedule:

If you are interested in taking part in this discussion, please join the call!

Community Chat

In other news, we set up a new chat room for community farmOS discussion on - an open source messaging platform.  The new room is available here: #farmOS on

There is a bridge integration with our existing IRC chat room (#farmOS on Freenode), so all conversations are shared between the two.

Come join the conversation!  Bring your questions, ideas, bug reports, or just your funny farm stories!

Until next time...

Thanks for reading!  Hope to see you at GOAT, in the monthly farmOS call, and in the new #farmOS chat room!

-Mike Stenta