Farm Hack is a farmer-driven community to develop, document and build tools for resilient agriculture.
We accelerate this process by connecting farmers with other farmers, engineers, designers, architects and other allies through in-person events on farms, at institutions, or in grange halls, and through an online forum.
Mainstream agricultural research and development tries to solve farmers’ problems with top-down, chemical and energy-intensive inventions. FarmHack seeks to solve problems by helping our community of farmers to be better inventors, developing tools that fit the scale and their ethics of our sustainable family farms.
Of course, farmers for generations have developed their own tools and solutions in farm shops and in the field, and shared them with neighbors: tillage, transport, power generation, processing, seeding, and spinning.
FarmHack makes it possible for farmers to share these innovations with a broader agricultural community, and to support and improve upon one another’s ideas across geographic boundaries.
The Principles of FarmHack: