I had to leave the conference very early, so my interpretation of these items might be a bit off. That said, you can add me to:
Catalog of projects
Ag sensor kit
A suggestion for an additional item: University partnerships. I am planning to teach an ag hardware prototyping class at NYU next spring. The idea is to connect students to farmers and researchers, and have them iterate solutions to practical problems over the course of the semester. We’ll have access to a 30-acre test farm where we can test work as necessary. I’d love to get more universities on board with this, either at a graduate or undergraduate level. I’m still turning the idea over in my head, so ideas are welcome.
Added you to the relevant pieces as well as the university partnerships action item
I’d be really excited to see if we can develop curricula or even partial-course syllabi that address open ag tech. Things that educators may use in their courses. Or mechanisms to bring GOATpeople to come chat about their work. I gave a guest lecture last night and your idea of clearer university partnerships was following me around! Do any materials exist to work off of? Or should we try put together an open access course on ag tech?
I just put my “Introduction” post into my profile but am not sure how effective it is as a means to communicate what I do/have/can contribute. A second opt-in data collection process might be a good idea but figuring out where such information goes and how to have it searchable without necessarily recreating LinkedIn(!) will be important.
Different programs will have different formats for such a class, but I think a suggested reading list would be valuable to all classes. Most technologists haven’t a clue how a farm works, so I think a decent list could be compiled out of introductory texts.
The slides are complete with sweet pie chart of all the technologies we discussed on our “Goatscape” google sheet! But actually, I’d be very happy to have feedback / editing help / a read on “is this even helpful??” “are these colors terrible??” “pie charts are the worst” – I usually am much better at designing slides, I promise. But I wanted to get this done kinda quick just to get a sense from the community if this was a helpful direction. Feel free to comment in google slides directly