The Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP) is a great regional resource. Based in Asheville, NC, they are dedicated to 'expanding local food markets that will preserve our agricultural heritage, give everyone access to fresh, healthy food, and keep our farmers farming'. Among the many things they offer are Farm to Business, Farm to School, and Farm to Hospital resources; Conferences and Educational Programs; Farmer Grants; Family Farm Tours; Research; Publicationa; and many useful Links. A great recource for farmers and others in the area. Also in this region, heck out the Organic Growers School.