My Farm

I saw a feature about My Farm on a BBC TV program the other day, and decided to investigate further.  The National Trust is asking the public to help run a real-life working farm via the web. In return for a £30 annual subscription, 10,000 people will take control of the farm on the Wimpole Estate in Cambridgeshire.

Screen shot of http://www.my-farm.org.uk/
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"The first vote will go live on Thursday 26 May 2011. From then onwards Farmers will vote at least once a month on different issues to do with the everyday running of the farm. The three big themes are the crops we grow, the livestock we breed, and the wider impacts of the farm on our environment and wildlife."

You'll be able to follow the latest news on the News and Blog page, and follow the seasonal overviews on the On the Farm page. The project has a YouTube channel.  There's been a lot of media coverage: here's an article in the Guardian newspaper,