FarmHack:                       MinneapolisFriday, March 22, 13
FarmHack:                       Minneapolis                          Grant Schultz                            VersaLand.co...
What is Hacking?                       Using the least amount of force to                       achieve the greatest net b...
What IS Farmhacking?                 Equipment Hacks                       Cutting Edge/Old School - Either Way It’s Not M...
Mission: TODAY                • Identify challenges...and brainstorm ways to                       overcome them          ...
farmhack.netFriday, March 22, 13
Hacking Urban Ag           • Hoorays                        • Challenges             • Distance-to-Market             • Sc...
Hacking Sustainable Ag                • Adapting Old/New Equipment                • Pioneering Production Systems         ...
Friday, March 22, 13
HOME                      COOP                 STORE            PICKUP                   HARVEST                 TRAVEL   ...
Do-Anything Bus                •      Livestock Transport                •      Mobile Farmers Market                •    ...
Anatomy of a Farmhack                   Parts    +   Fabrication   =   AutomationFriday, March 22, 13
Friday, March 22, 13
Anatomy of a Farmhack                   Code     +   Data   =   AccessibilityFriday, March 22, 13
Hacking is collaborative.                       www.FarmHack.net                         Event Forum                      ...
FarmHack: GO!                • Identify Objectives                 • Create a Plan                 • Execute. FOLLOW THROU...
Let’s Go Farmhackers!Friday, March 22, 13
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  1. 1. FarmHack: MinneapolisFriday, March 22, 13
  2. 2. FarmHack: Minneapolis Grant Schultz VersaLand.com organicgrant@gmail.comFriday, March 22, 13
  3. 3. What is Hacking? Using the least amount of force to achieve the greatest net benefit. Oftentimes the least expensive option Typically considered ‘unconventional’ by society as a whole.Friday, March 22, 13
  4. 4. What IS Farmhacking? Equipment Hacks Cutting Edge/Old School - Either Way It’s Not Mainstream Never Pay Retail Innovation - Building What Doesn’t Exist Production Hacks Systems - Leverage Appropriate & Accessible Technology Data Hacks Get Land - The Unconventional Way Distribution - Pricing - WholesalingFriday, March 22, 13
  5. 5. Mission: TODAY • Identify challenges...and brainstorm ways to overcome them • Build a community of Farmhackers for long- term collaboration • We’ll build out todays concepts over next few months • FarmHack.net - Event forum, toolsFriday, March 22, 13
  6. 6. farmhack.netFriday, March 22, 13
  7. 7. Hacking Urban Ag • Hoorays • Challenges • Distance-to-Market • Scale • Technology Access • Security • Utility/Infrastructure • Housing Access • Equipment • Urban Lot Database accessibility • MediaFriday, March 22, 13
  8. 8. Hacking Sustainable Ag • Adapting Old/New Equipment • Pioneering Production Systems • Reducing ownership/acquisition costs • Re-learning what we forgotFriday, March 22, 13
  9. 9. Friday, March 22, 13
  10. 10. HOME COOP STORE PICKUP HARVEST TRAVEL THE AMERICAN SCHOOL BUS FARMING’S MOST VERSATILE TOOL HTTP://MIDWESTTRANSIT.COMFriday, March 22, 13
  11. 11. Do-Anything Bus • Livestock Transport • Mobile Farmers Market • Weatherproof Mobile Shop • Melon/Pumpkin Harvest • Poultry Coop • Heavy Hauler http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=JDuZyyjqjMIFriday, March 22, 13
  12. 12. Anatomy of a Farmhack Parts + Fabrication = AutomationFriday, March 22, 13
  13. 13. Friday, March 22, 13
  14. 14. Anatomy of a Farmhack Code + Data = AccessibilityFriday, March 22, 13
  15. 15. Hacking is collaborative. www.FarmHack.net Event Forum ToolsFriday, March 22, 13
  16. 16. FarmHack: GO! • Identify Objectives • Create a Plan • Execute. FOLLOW THROUGH • Share! • Do it AGAINFriday, March 22, 13
  17. 17. Let’s Go Farmhackers!Friday, March 22, 13

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