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Hi Everybody, I'm an international research networker (no really, that's my job title) based right now in Switzerland. I grew up on a small family farm in Western New York and have worked in agriculture my whole life. Right now I'm working on an article about farmer driven innovation for Ecology & Farming magazine and would like to share some information and photos from Farm Hack events.

I am also working on a project with NOFA-NY to develop value added small grains for farmers interested in marketing locally. I'm interested in working on designs used for on-farm dehulling, cleaning and milling for on-farm micro- and mini-mills, with an emphasis on keeping the designs low-cost and durable. I'm looking at different mills here in Europe, where the average scale of production is a bit smaller. I'm interested in getting cost data and amortization of the capitalization using net present value analysis. If there are DIY solutions that can help save costs, then I'm very interested.

I also think Farm Hack is a great idea and there's a lot of cool stuff here.

Brian Baker International Research Networker Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Frick, Switzerland