About this project

farmOS is an open source project maintained by a community of organizations and individuals. It can be extended with add-on modules that provide additional functionality.

For the next 3 years at least, members of the Vermont Vegetable and Berry Growers Association (VVGBA) have complimentary access to farm planning and recordkeeping tools provided by farmOS. These include field maps, tracking of farm resources (assets), organizing documents, and keeping logs of planting, compost-making, and much more.

The University of Vermont and the VVBGA sponsored the development of a Nutrient Management module for growers to keep track of their soil test results, soil amendment plans, and nutrient application records, cover cropping, erosion mitigation, and other soil health practices. This module is designed to help growers comply with the state of Vermont’s Required Agricultural Practices (RAPs), while also making it easier for growers to organize their plans and records.

The Nutrient Management Planning module lets you create annual nutrient management plans, and upload soil tests and records of field activities related to nutrient management. These items are easily connected to your farm / field maps in farmOS.

farmOS can support your farm’s compliance with Vermont’s RAPS (Required Agricultural Practices), but it is not a regulatory program, nor is it a substitute for compliance with regulations. It is also not a guarantee that your nutrient management plan will satisfy state requirements. farmOS is simply designed to support you in the process of nutrient management planning and recordkeeping.

farmOS and the Nutrient Management Planning module are supported with funding from University of Vermont Extension, the Vermont Vegetable and Berry Growers Association, and Northeast Risk Management Education. This material is based upon work supported by USDA/NIFA under Award Number 2015-49200-24225. Funding has also been provided by the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets, Specialty Crop Block Grant Program.

Questions/Suggestions?

Please contact Becky Maden: rebecca.maden@uvm.edu or 802.773.3349x277.