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Inspired by popular game, MyFarm will allow up to 10,000 members to vote on all major matters on Wimpole Estate farm.

This article titled “‘Farmville’ project with real animals launched by National Trust” was written by Damian Carrington in Royston, for The Guardian on Wednesday 4th May 2011 06.00 UTC

A large working farm will be taken over for the first time by web users across the world on Wednesday, who will vote on every key decision taken on its cattle, pigs, sheep and crops.

The MyFarm experiment hands over power at the National Trust’s 2,500-acre Wimpole Estate farm in Cambridgeshire, UK. Up to 10,000 farming novices will choose which bull to buy, which crop to plant and whether to spilt fields to resurrect lost hedgerows.

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