It sounds like this would be VERY worthwhile to attend, if you like Joel's ideas. It's $75 for the day, which includes lunch. Location is at Joel's farm near Staunton, VA. The Field Day will be Sat, July 23rd and the schedule looks like this (briefly): 6-7:30: Early-Bird Chore Time 7:30-9:00: Registration, coffee & donuts (official start time) 9-12 noon: Farm Tour to include Pastured Broilers, Salad Bar Beef, Eggmobiles, Fethernet, Pastured Turkeys, Pastured Rabbit, Pastured Pork, and Along the Way... Water, Keylines, and Fencing 12 noon - 1:30: Lunch, all grown to order. BBQ pastured chicken, pigaerator pork & salad bar beef Sliced tomatoes and cucumbers Chocolate buttermilk cake Iced tea & lemonade (Sounds YUMMY!) 1:30-2:30: Hay Shed & Pigaerator Composting 2:30-3:15 Raken house (rabbits above chickens, etc.) 2:30-3:30 Relationship Marketing 3:30-4:30 Blackberries, Chick Brooding, and Hoophouse (official end time) 4:30-6:00 Stay late for evening chores and more hands on learning No charts and graphs or academic theories at this. "This is a family day to see, handle and taste what works, what is true, and what is real. It's a celebration of opportunities. Bring the children." If you need more info, I can tell you more from the flyer thingy. DH says it's too expensive, but I think the knowledge gained would be priceless! Edited to add specific costs: $75 for those 21+, $50 for ages 15-20, and under 15 free. Also, if you need info on nearby accomodations, let me know.