04 May '11, 3pm

'Farmville' Project With Real Animals Launched

'Farmville' Project With Real Animals Launched

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. "I will put in here whatever the online farmers want to grow," said Richard Morris, Wimpole's manager, standing on the edge of Pond Field, currently green with grass and clover rippling in the wind. "Farming is always a compromise -- there is never a right or a wrong answer. If I choose one thing, my neighbour will be leaning over the fence shaking his head. "The online farmers will not be able to choose to grow cannabis or bananas, but undoubt...

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MyFarm: Farmville Meets Real Farming

MyFarm: Farmville Meets Real Farming

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