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Farm Hack Iowa brings farmers and designers together

May 31, 2012 | 0 comments

Farm Hack Iowa, a two-day gathering of farmers, designers, engineers and tinkerers to collaboratively shape an open-source future for farm technology and machinery, will take place June 20-21 at University of Iowa in Iowa City and Echollective CSA in Mechanicsville, Iowa.

Farm Hack Iowa is a collaborative program of The Greenhorns and the National Young Farmers' Coalition, and is the first Farm Hack event to take place in the Midwest.

This event will bring together a diverse group of farmers, designers, engineers, and other allies to demonstrate innovative on-farm designs already in practice, and to share and create new ideas for invention.

The focus of Farm Hack Iowa will be on-farm energy production, including electric tractor conversion and biodiesel production from waste oil.

Speakers at the Iowa event include Francis Thicke of Radiance Dairy on on-farm solar production, Steve Fugate of I-Renew on ag biodiesel, and Grant Schultz of Schultz Heirloom Farm on Electric G Tractor conversion.

Farm Hack was created by farmers and hackers to address a practical need faced by small-scale and diversified agriculturalists that do not benefit from the top-down, energy and capital-intensive strategies of mainstream agricultural technology.

What is needed is a new culture of agricultural design; one of creative, open-source adaptation and invention that fits the needs of the diverse farmers working our land. In addition to face-to-face creation at Farm Hack events, participants continue to dialogue through Farm Hack's Internet forums. Through these forums, farmers can brainstorm, share and discuss designs and tools across the country.

Farm Hack is part of a vision to resurrect the American tradition of tinkering by which farmers have developed tools and solutions on their farms and move this tradition forward by using the new tools for connectivity and communication we have today.

Farm Hack Iowa embodies the movement taking place in Iowa and across the country to re-imagine the agricultural system.

This movement is being led by young and beginning farmers who have found that working collaboratively and creatively is necessary to overcoming the formidable obstacles to farming success in the country today.

For more information, visit http://www.youngfarmers.org/practical/farm-hack/iowa/.

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