Initiated by the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group, the Northeast Food Knowledge Ecosystem (NEFKE) is an ongoing cooperative effort supporting communication, coordination and collaboration among a broad range of agriculture and food systems stakeholders, researchers and supporters. We envision this evolving knowledge ecosystem fostering a “network of networks”, helping align and link private, public and civil society sector knowledge assets for collective impact, in support of shared goals for sustainable agriculture, healthy, equitable food systems and resilient communities in our region.
Farm Hack is a vital part of this knowledge ecosystem, providing critical R&D space supporting collaborative problem solving and open innovation. The NEFKE Open Shop has been created to share resources and ideas, and for presenting "problem statements" to the Farm Hack community.
A "Farm to Institution Open Data Standard" problem statement has been posted here.
Sounds like a great time R.J.! Sorry I won't be able to attend, but I'd like to nominate the Farmer Dashboard tool concept, or some variation of that you all might come up with. A browser based dashboard would be good. If feasible, something that could be embedded within a Drupal site (module) would be awesome, something Dorn and I might be able to run with.
Some possible data sets, models, related tools to look at/adapt, with an emphasis on mapping (full list here and here): *Vt. Food Atlas data. Atlas developers Vermont Design Works will be there and have shared API information. Participants will have full access to Atlas data. *Google Fusion Tables *SoilWeb *Local Food Marketsizer *CropScape -see developer guide *EPS-HDT Socioeconomic Profiles *USDA ERS Data *Meat, Poultry and Egg Product Inspection Directory *Farmers Markets *National Digital Forecast Database *OpenGeoportal -for example, see GeoData@Tufts, where Web Services can be generated for select data sets, including 2007 Ag Census, WFS, WMS *LocalFoodSystems.org's Business Ecosystem Tools -They have agreed to share their code with the NEFKE project. We will be creating a regional data hub/registry of people, organizations, and projects as part of that project (likely using DKAN code). *If you all get really ambitious, perhaps you could look at creating your own DKAN installation