Northern & Central Midwest
Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE)
SARE is a clearinghouse for anyone interested in agriculture, on a large or small scale. The organization is a funding source, backed by the USDA, and offers hundreds of grant opportunities. Even if you are not interested in pursuing a grant, you can benefit from the materials produced by the grantees over the last twenty years. You'll find manuals, fact sheets and other information on all topics of interest to large and small farming, especially with the theme of "buy fresh, buy local."
Life on a Sustainable Farm
The Seasons on Henry's Farm: A Year of Food and Life on a Sustainable Farm by Terra Brockman (Agate Surrey, 2010) is the story of a farm, from planting to harvest and all parts in between, can be a plain, simple story. Or it can be embellished with bits and pieces of everyday life that amaze and confound the reader. This is all of that. It is a wonderful story of a farm family, embellished with recipes and anecdotes, and it will tell you exactly why is it so important to search out local produce and meats.