See examples of successful DIY tools and dream up your own in Montana's first ever Farm Hack! It's a new event that's sweeping the nation, bringing together farmers, builders, and tech folks to create on-farm solutions! This event will offer attendees the opportunity to learn from some of our region's experts on tools you can use to improve your farm and reduce your equipment costs. Two-hour workshops will be offered simultaneously by the following experts:
- Blacksmithing with Mark VanderMeer of Bad Goat Forest Products: Learn the basics by developing a simple hand weeder and attaching wooden handles
- Welding with Jimmy Willett: Learn the basics of welding to fix your machines and build new tools
- Incorporating Bike Parts with Bob Giordano of Freecycles: Learn how to reduce equipment costs by adding cheap or free bike parts to your tool-building know-how
- And You!