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A brief overview of meetings in Ohio

posted Aug 23, 2011, 2:09 PM by Tiberius Brastaviceanu   [ updated Sep 14, 2011, 10:36 PM ]
I (Tibi) am back from Ohio after a series of meetings organized by Steve Bosserman, with members of Greener Acres and others, at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) in Wooster. I was there representing myself as an active member of SENSORICA and as a bridge between SENSORICA and Greener Acres. My primary interests in these meetings were to find new applications for our sensor technology and to expand our product ecosystem, to weave strong ties between SENSORICA and Greener Acres, to help reinforce the position of Greener Acres in Ohio and on the web, and to find support in order to build and deploy a sound infrastructure for our value networks.  

Closer to our concerns is the real possibility to develop new projects to support a growing decentralized and localized food system. There is a unique opportunity now to develop and to deploy sensing and analysis technology for food quality control and water management. I am talking about different portable and user friendly devices that farmers and other agents in the local food system can use. I am also talking about a web-based infrastructure to collect, analyse, and to present data from these devices. 

There is also a real possibility to develop systems for environmental applications.          

A door at Ohio State University is now wide open for us. It's up to every one of us to decide how far we can go with this. SENSORICA is open and decentralized, be creative, propose initiatives, implement projects, while respecting everyone's value and role within our group. 

This is only a short summary. It will take me some time to process everything... If you have questions feel free to ask! 

The morning before the big meeting in Wooster Ohio: 
Tibi, Steve and other Greener Acres members. 

Steve and Tibi explaining the value network. Video taken by Brad Massi