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Farmcraft¬ģ 2024 is an educational program that uses the popular game Minecraft to enhance understanding of the evolving agricultural industry and its impact on global food security. The program is open to all ages, but is designed to supplement the learning of students ranging from 8-18 years of age.

Farmcraft¬ģ 2024 is focused on the impact of digital technology on agricultural productivity.¬† Many of the agricultural productivity increases in the last few decades have directly resulted from the adaptation and adoption of digital technologies to farming!

 Registration is closed for this event.

TEAM GUIDE (ENGLISH) TEAM GUIDE (SPANISH)

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Tune In Again: Our¬†NASEF Farmcraft¬ģ Awards Stream¬†on YouTube!

Thank you to all who joined us for NASEF Farmcraft¬ģ¬†2024 season! Congratulations to all teams who participated globally!¬†¬†

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Congratulations to our Farmcraft¬ģ¬†2024 winners!

Junior Division

1st place: Polar Institute - PPE from Taiwan

2nd place: eBlaze Earth from Bangladesh

3rd place: Polar Institute - LeeCamp from Taiwan

Senior Division

1st place: eBlaze Water from Bangladesh

2nd place: Polar Institute - Penguin from Taiwan

3rd place: Polar Institute - Panda from Taiwan

All Ages Division 

1st place: Polar Institute - Bear from Taiwan

2nd place: eBlaze Air from Bangladesh

3rd place: Polar Institute - Parents from Taiwan

Raffle Draw Winners

  • IMARC LYNX 1 from Mexico
  • IMARC LYNX 2 from Mexico
  • Team Staircase from South Carolina, U.S
  • Toppers from Uzbekistan
  • Á姍čĪŚúčšł≠ťÉ® from Taiwan¬†
  • Team Red Ha from Taiwan
  • Team CBU from Zambia
  • Dynamite from Nigeria
  • Totally Skies from Zambia
  • Farm warriors from Suriname
  • Queen's Royal Alphas from Trinidad and Tobago
  • Los Peques from Bolivia¬†

Regular Season Challenge #1

Using the latest NASEF Farmcraft map in Minecraft: Education Edition, work with your teammates to complete the task of producing the necessary crops to feed your communties. While you are playing consider how your choices affected your crop productivity.

In your video diary, recap your team's experience with the following questions:
- What was your initial process in completing the task? What strategies did your team initially use to complete the task? What steps did you take to ensure you could provide all of the necessary crops?
- What elements of farming have been modified in this Minecraft map? How does this relate to real life farming?
- What can your team do differently next time to produce a better score?

NOTE: All three (3) Regular Season Challenge video entries & leaderboard scores are required to win and to be eligible for prizes.

Please include the team name in the title.

Missed the live stream? View the Video-on-Demand here. 

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Regular Season Challenge #2: Technology Implementation

Using the latest NASEF Farmcraft map in Minecraft: Education Edition, work with your teammates to complete the task of producing the necessary crops but focus on maximizing automation. Rather than purchasing multiple plots, make purchasing technology upgrades (sensors, automation, seed upgrades) your TOP PRIORITY.

In your video diary, recap your team's experience with the following questions:

- How did prioritizing technology affect the experience of your game?
- Did you find this an effective strategy? How did the cost of technology affect your gameplay? Was it easier to play this way? Did it cost more? Did it take more or less time?
- How would you balance the cost of technology with the needs of your team and the goal of feeding the community?

NOTE:  All three (3) Regular Season Challenge video entries & leaderboard scores are required to win and to be eligible for prizes.

Please include the team name in the title.

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Regular Season Challenge #3: Agriculture in Urban Environments

Using the latest NASEF Farmcraft map in Minecraft: Education Edition, work with your teammates to complete the task of producing the necessary crops to feed your communities. This time, all purchases you make MUST take place in the urban farms. Avoid purchasing any plots or upgrades in the rural or suburban zones.

In your video diary, recap your team's experience with the following questions:

- What was most effective about focusing on urban indoor farming? What was least effective about this strategy?

- Why might a community have no alternative but to use these farming practices?

- How might urban farming be improved in the future?

- How do you plan to make urban farming part of your overall strategy when working towards your best time and score?

NOTE:  All three (3) Regular Season Challenge video entries & leaderboard scores are required to win and to be eligible for prizes.

Please include the team name in the title

Submit

Farmcraft¬ģ¬†2024 World File

The Farmcraft¬ģ¬†2024 world file is ready for download now!

How to Download Guide

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Leaderboard

*NOTE: ALL SUBMISSIONS MUST BE IN THE MOST RECENT VERSION OF FARMCRAFT 2024 (currently: v1.0).

To be eligible for the prizes, you must:
 

1) Submit all three regular season challenges on the Flip.

2) Submit your score on the leaderboard.

Division winners will be ranked within the top 3 in their division on the leaderboard.

A leaderboard of the scores will be posted on April 12, 2024. The deadline to submit scores and videos is April 19, 2024.

Submit your score on the leaderboard
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Submit Pre-Season Challenge #1: Autonomous Farming

In this lesson, students will be tasked with researching modern and future autonomous farming technologies and practices and presenting their learning by building and sharing a Minecraft world that displays and demonstrates their understanding. If you missed the stream, tune into the video-on-demand (VOD) on our YouTube Channel.
VIEW EDUCATOR GUIDE VIEW SPANISH EDUCATOR GUIDE

SUBMIT

Submit Pre-Season Challenge #2: Nontraditional Farming Practices

In this lesson, students will be tasked with researching nontraditional farming technologies and practices and presenting their learning by building and sharing a Minecraft world that displays and demonstrates their understanding. If you missed the stream, tune into the video-on-demand (VOD) on our YouTube Channel.
VIEW EDUCATOR GUIDE VIEW SPANISH EDUCATOR GUIDE

SUBMIT

Submit Pre-Season Challenge #3: Automating Indoor Farming

In this lesson, students will bring their prior challenges together by combining autonomous farming technologies with indoor nontraditional farming practices. They will present their learning by building and sharing a Minecraft world that displays and demonstrates their understanding.

VIEW EDUCATOR GUIDE

VIEW SPANISH EDUCATOR GUIDE

SUBMIT

Prizes

1st Place

Senior, Junior, and All Ages
$500 Amazon gift card

2nd Place

Senior, Junior, and All Ages
$250 Amazon gift card

3rd Place

Senior, Junior, and All Ages
$200 Amazon gift card

Random Draw

2 random draw winners per region who complete the criteria for the regular season will win a $50 Amazon gift card.

Missed one of our livestreams? Watch them below!

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Regular Season Challenge #3

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Regular Season Challenge #2

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Regular Season Challenge #1

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Farmcraft¬ģ 2024 World Preview

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Pre Season Challenge #3: Automating Indoor Farming

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Pre Season Challenge #2: Nontraditional Farming

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Pre Season Challenge #1: Autonomous Farming

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Launch Stream

English Informational Webinar

Spanish Informational Webinar

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Awards Stream

Resources for educators

Timeline of events

Registration Deadline

April 5, 2024

Livestreams

February 1, 8, 22, 2024
March 7, 14, 21, 28, 2024
April 4, 18, 25, 2024

Preseason

February 1, 2024 - March 11, 2024

Regular Season

March 11, 2024 - April 19, 2024

Flip Videos and Leaderboard Scores Due

April 19, 2024

Awards Show

April 25, 2024

A more detailed schedule including when challenges are to be submitted are in the Team Guide.

All livestreams will be at 9:00am PT / 10:00am MT / 11:00am CT / 12:00pm ET / 4:00pm GMT on our YouTube channel.

Farmcraft Archives

Farmcraft¬ģ 2021

View the Farmcraft¬ģ 2021 page that includes the world download, educator lessons, YouTube playlist and winners!

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Farmcraft¬ģ¬†2022

View the Farmcraft¬ģ¬†2022 page that includes the world download, educator lessons, YouTube playlist and winners!

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Farmcraft¬ģ¬†2023

View the Farmcraft¬ģ¬†2023 page that includes the world download, educator lessons, YouTube playlist and winners!

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