Renewing the Countryside is a non-profit organization devoted to, well, I'll let them use their own words:
Renewing the Countryside strengthens rural areas by championing and supporting rural communities, farmers, artists, entrepreneurs, educators, activists and other people who are renewing the countryside through sustainable and innovative initiatives, businesses, and projects. We do this by sharing stories of rural renewal, building awareness and support for sustainable endeavors, connecting people interested in sustainable rural development to each other, providing practical assistance and networking opportunities for those working to improve rural America, and fostering connections between urban and rural people.
Although based in Minnesota, they now reach out across the country to share stories and build awareness. There are some great resources for small farmers on their website, so check it out and see if you can find something helpful there.