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Updated Friday, 12th April 2013

An online experiment in farming and food production, giving members of the public a say in the running of a real working farm

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My Farm logo Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: National Trust MyFarm described itself as "a big online experiment in farming and food production, giving [...] members of the public a say in the running of a real working farm. [...] MyFarm Farmers join forces to make decisions (through monthly votes) on every aspect of the farm: the crops we grow; the breeds of animal we stock; the new facilities we invest in; and the machinery we use".

It was initiated by a non-governmental organisation/charity and encouraged people to participate through an online platform. MyFarm was national in orientation and concerned with environment & sustainability.

It was launched in May 2011 and ended in December 2012. "Up to 10,000" people were involved.

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