This group is for anyone that works, or wants to work, on low-tech and high-tech solutions for farms and food enterprises. This group is for Makers, Hackers, Farmers, Techies, and anyone else creating solutions for the regional food system (and beyond!)
Vermont is a national leader in community-based agriculture and food. As the Vermont local food movement succeeds and grows, Vermont farms, food businesses, and other food-related organizations are encountering a new set of challenges and opportunities, many of which are related to innovations in infrastructure development. Record keeping technology solutions, mobile applications for crop planning, and data collection sensors for monitoring cold storage temperatures are examples of the increasingly important solutions needed by farmers and food entrepreneurs to meet the demands of a growing food system while maintaining farm viability and business profitability—all goals of Vermont’s Farm to Plate Strategic Plan. The growing need for on-farm and commercial storage, aggregation, telecommunications, and distribution services positions Vermont as an innovation center where technology solutions are pertinent to strengthening our community-based food system.
The vision is to have multiple events per year across Vermont to share and showcase the work of people/farms/companies and with plenty of free time get to know each other.
Join this group to be a part of the emerging Farm & Food Tech community in Vermont.