I have been fortunate enough to receive a ticket to the "You can Farm Masterclass" with one of the world's most innovative farmers: Joel Salatin, thanks to the Southern Rivers Catchment Management Authority who funded the ticket. The Masterclass explores setting up thriving, profitable and ethical small farms. I have heard Joel speak before and found his presentation riveting and came away with a head full of ideas for our farm. Polyface Inc, Joel's family farm is the hands on model for all he talks about, a farmer talking to other farmers. This model is taking off in so many places as it benefits the land and the people who work with it in such a positive way. I am particularly interested in his direct marketing model. Sunday at Kiama, can't wait.