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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History working with farmers to build a new collection showing the evolution of modern agriculture.

The museum announced Monday that it’s working with the American Farm Bureau Federation to collect items that reflect innovation in farming and ranching over the past 70 years. Curators are seeking stories, photographs and objects for a future exhibition.

The first donation was announced by a Tennessee farmer at the farm bureau’s annual meeting in Nashville. A multigenerational dairy will donate a computer cow tag system and photographs to show how the dairy became a modernized operation.

The museum will open a web portal in March to collect stories and photographs online.

Agri-business will be included in a new exhibit on U.S. business and innovation opening in 2015.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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