Here’s the beautiful, beautiful, thrice beautiful chat we made:
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[12:02] Sienna Zuco: Hi all! Going to keep my video off as I do some things in the background during today’s meeting!
[12:04] Anna Lynton: Which miro board?
[12:04] Juliet (she/her): 2023.06.21 - Community Call - Third Wednesday of Each Month @ 9 am Pacific Time
[12:04] Jamie (he/him): lookin for the miro board…
[12:04] Anna Lynton: No biggie
[12:05] Jamie (he/him): have used Loomio, like it a lot, but can be daunting
[12:05] Jamie (he/him): here’s the coop brainstorm miro board:
Miro | Online Whiteboard for Visual Collaboration
[12:06] Jamie (he/him): not sure where the resources are that Calyx shared there
[12:08] Greg: seems super neat
[12:08] Greg: no
[12:08] Jamie (he/him): we have used Discourse for farmOS proposals and voting
[12:08] Jamie (he/him): I’ll link one
[12:09] Jamie (he/him): oh, we actually have a tag for them:
Topics tagged funding-proposal
[12:10] Jamie (he/him): Discourse does allow voting by people w/ certain rankings based on how long and how much they’ve posted
[12:10] Samuel: Yes, once or so a week
[12:10] Greg: yep
[12:10] Anna Lynton: Yes, couple times a month!
[12:10] Paul: Yep
[12:11] Vic S-F (they/them): few times a month
[12:11] Michael DeChellis: I do visit forum - every day sometimes and every month sometimes
[12:11] Jamie (he/him): couple times per month
[12:11] Amber: I use it when someone posts in Element that they put something on there
[12:11] Elizabeth Vaughan, CA: Maybe 2 times a month?
[12:11] Sienna Zuco: every now and then!
[12:11] Anna Lynton: Agreed Amber
[12:11] Jamie (he/him): +1 for Amber’s point
[12:12] Jamie (he/him): Discourse for content, other media/tools for notifications etc
[12:12] Amber: Laurie posted for a vote here recently - GOAT Swag: Vote, GOATs!
[12:16] Jamie (he/him): https://runrig.org
[12:16] Jamie (he/him): main repo for the design sessions:
GitHub - runrig-coop/open-design-workshops: Project info, design documents and event schedule for Runrig's Open Design Workshops
[12:17] Jamie (he/him): and the early warning system code:
GitHub - runrig-coop/rgo-early-warning-system: An early warning system for Richland Gro-Op to coordinate field health.
[12:17] Greg: I think it’s great, would love to see mroe
[12:17] Elizabeth Vaughan, CA: I don’t know how to use the calendar.
[12:17] Paul: If you need help adding events to the calendar please reach out!
[12:17] Samuel: yep
[12:17] Jamie (he/him): I have it on in G Cal too
[12:17] Michael DeChellis: “Suggested events” are really awesome. I haven’t used it that way yet, but will now.
[12:18] Greg: Elizabeth - are you using google calendar? You can add it there by adding the calendar link
[12:18] Jamie (he/him): ah, yea, that’d be great to have in the newsletter too (to Michael’s suggested events idea)
[12:18] Elizabeth Vaughan, CA: Also more guidance on what types of things apply to GOAT community. I added my events to the google sheet we created for conferences, etc
[12:18] Paul: Calendar – GOAT
[12:20] Michael DeChellis: Click subscribe link on that page, then hit the plus in the lower right and it prompts to add to your calendar.
[12:20] Jamie (he/him): +1 on that point
[12:22] Michael DeChellis: I use Fantastical with an “optional and fun” calendar view that’s really helpful for filtering community calendars. Then copy events to my actual calendar if I’m going to attend.
[12:22] Michael DeChellis: Maybe instead of a formal process, just guidelines:
[12:22] Samuel: + Jamie. That seems like a good idea. Also maybe a dedicated forum thread?
[12:23] Michael DeChellis: 1) Is it an event where “strangers” from GOAT would be welcome to just show up?
[12:23] Jamie (he/him): yea, I volunteer to write this up as a proposal
[12:23] Jamie (he/him): on the forum that is
[12:23] Samuel: Thanks Jamie
[12:23] Jamie (he/him): ah, yes, and cross-messaging to all platforms would be a good responsibility there too
[12:27] Paul: I would be interested in helping organize in some capacity.
[12:27] Sienna Zuco: yeah, I think bandwidth from me could be low but interested in tag teaming some outreach and engagement to get participants there!!
[12:27] Jamie (he/him): on a scale of 1 - 5 committment for organizing 2024 GOAT I am probably a 2
[12:27] Anna Lynton: Interested in some capacity!
[12:27] greg: I can help, ideally on the parts where I have highest value and less on the other parts
[12:27] Samuel: I think I am interested in being involved in some of the up front planning
[12:28] Michael DeChellis: I’ve been thinking about this - what ROLES need to be defined for organizing this? Can we put together a project plan? Can we fundraise to make it happen this time? The reason I’m bringing this up now is I’m concerned people may self-limit scope and reach to avoid overcommitting. I would, anyway
[12:28] Samuel: I also think another question of compensating people for organizing
[12:28] Michael DeChellis: I’m interested in helping project organizing/planning.
[12:28] Vic S-F (they/them): I’ve got some capacity to support but not to plan!
[12:29] Jamie (he/him): I am a 5 for helping hand off my chunk of group knowledge, maybe that can be a first step along w/ role mapping
[12:29] greg: But that sure doesn’t prevent others with fundraising ability to raise their hands to help!
[12:29] Michael DeChellis: Sweet - I’ll reach out to her to coordinate a little maybe.
[12:29] Hope: I’m not sure what my availability will be like, but I would like to support in some capacity!
[12:37] Elizabeth Vaughan, CA: https://www.worldagexpo.com/
[12:37] greg: Great spots for goat booth!
[12:37] Paul: > World Ag Expo is the largest annual outdoor agricultural exposition with over 1,200 exhibitors and an attendance of more than 100,000 each year.
[12:39] Paul: Yes!
[12:39] Jamie (he/him): what were the dates again?
[12:40] Anna Lynton: Would be interested in seeing if OpenTEAM could join!
[12:40] Michael DeChellis: February 13-15, 2024 • Tulare, CA
[12:40] Michael DeChellis: Yes I think OpenTEAM would be interested.
[12:40] Anna Lynton: Interested in a western goat meetup too
[12:40] Paul: Roughly how many attendees for Small Farm expo?
[12:41] Juliet (she/her): First week of march - Small Ag Tech Expo + CAFF Conference
[12:42] Juliet (she/her): ^ in freshno
[12:42] Juliet (she/her): fresno*
[12:43] greg: Definitely someone should take the goat booth
[12:43] Samuel: I am interested and will be seeing you at CAFF this weekend Elizabeth
[12:43] greg: Sure, amber can do it!
[12:44] Michael DeChellis: Add these to the GOAT calendar
[12:46] Jamie (he/him): ha! yes!
[12:46] Paul: It would be nice to gauge CAFF farmer ↔ GOAT interest leading up/before the event… maybe some virtual meet and greets?
[12:50] Jamie (he/him): it’d be great to record sessions like that (maybe easier to do virtually)
[12:50] Jamie (he/him): I’m gonna make sure to save this chat and post it on the forum, too
[12:50] Elizabeth Vaughan, CA: 2024 CA Small Farm Conference RFP
[12:51] Elizabeth Vaughan, CA: 2023 Small Farm Innovation Challenge - Community Alliance with Family Farmers
[12:52] Juliet (she/her): GOAT - Gathering for Open Agricultural Technology – Shop | Worx Printing - Worker Owned Union Co-op
[12:53] Elizabeth Vaughan, CA: Here is the link for the 2019 Small Farm Tech Expo: Small Farm Tech Expo - Community Alliance with Family Farmers
[12:53] Juliet (she/her): GOAT Swag: Vote, GOATs!
[12:53] Samuel: Thanks for hosting , Juliet. Thanks for the conversation, everyone. I have to jump to another call
[12:54] mstenta: Happy Solstice!
[12:54] Sienna Zuco: Happy solsticeee!!
[12:54] Vic S-F (they/them):
[12:54] Ravi Bhattarai: Where is GOAT happening this year
[12:55] Vic S-F (they/them): Thanks so much, great to see you all!