The National Museum of American History is working on a new exhibit to showcase America's farming and ranching industries.
Museum curators are working with the American Farm Bureau Federation to put together a collection of photographs, objects, and first hand accounts that help tell the story of how farming and ranching have evolved in rural America during last 70 years.
A Tennessee farmer made the first donation to the future exhibition: a computer cow tag system, and photographs showing how his dairy farm modernized, evolving from a hand-labor intensive process to a computer-run operation.
The Smithsonian plans to open a web portal in March to collect stories and photographs from those who want to contribute to the exhibit online.
The exhibition is set to open in 2015.