Extension Associate Professor, Emeritus

Linda Berlin retired as of June 2022 having been a faculty member at UVM since 1992.

Linda Berlin stretched Vermonters` thinking to consider the range of factors, from personal preference to food availability and cost, that influence our every day food choices.

Her primary interest involved working across disciplines to better understand food system concerns and to identify approaches that have the potential to achieve multiple objectives related to consumers` needs and interests, the environment, and sustainable agriculture. Her PhD dissertation research involved interviewing consumers about their attitudes and perceptions regarding organic food.


  • Palmer, A., Santo, R., Berlin, L., Bonnano, A., Clancy, K., Giesecke, C., Hinrichs, C., Lee, R., McNab, P., Rocker, S. (2017) Between Global and Local: Exploring Regional Food Systems from the Perspective of four Communities in the U.S. Northeast.
    Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development 7(4)
  • Ruhf, K., Devlin, K., Clancy, K., Berlin, L., Palmer, A. Engaging Multiple Audiences: Challenges and Strategies in Complex Food Systems.  Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems and Community Development. 7(4)
  • Schattman, R., L. Berlin, F. Bochner and M. Lawrence. 2015. Farmers’ engagement with community food insecurity: Approaches, perspectives, and implications for Extension. Journal of Extension. 53(4): 4FEA2
  • Helling, A.P., D. Conner, S. Heiss, L. Berlin. 2015. Economic Analysis of Climate Change Best Management Practices in Vermont Agriculture.  Agriculture. 5(3): 879-900
  • Schattman, R., E. Mendez, K. Westdijk, M. Caswell, D. Conner, C. Koliba, A. Zia, S. Hurley, C. Adair, L. Berlin, and J. Darby. (2015)  Vermont Agricultureal Resilience in a Changing Climate: A Transdisciplinary and Participatory Action Research (PAR) Process In N. Benkeblia (Ed.) Agroecology, Ecosystems, and Sustainability. (325-346). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.
  • Valchuis, L, D. Conner, L. Berlin, Q.Wang. 2015. Stacking Beliefs and Participation in Alternative Food Systems.  Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition.  10(2): 214-229
  • Eisenhardt SM, L. Berlin, R. Toolin, S. Pintauro. 2015. Online College Energy Balance Course Improves Determinants of Behavior and Student Knowledge. Enliven: J Diet Res Nutr 2(1): 002.
  • Heiss, S., N. Sevoian, D. Conner, L. Berlin. 2014. Farm to Institution Programs: Organizing Practices that Enable and Constrain Vermont's Alternative Food Supply Chains. Agriculture and Human Values. July, 2014 (on-line)
  • Zia, A., Hurley, S., Tsai, Y., Miller, J., Koliba, C., Adair, C., Connor, D., Berlin, L., Westdijk, K., Schattman, R., Mendez, V.E. (accepted). An Assessment of Prevalence and Social Psychological Determinants of Farmer Nutrient Management Practice Adoption Behaviors: Evidence from Lamoille and Missisquoi Watersheds in the Lake Champlain Basin. Journal of Environmental Management.
  • Conner, D., N. Sevoian, S. Heiss, L. Berlin. 2014.  The Diverse Values and Motivations of Vermont Farm to Institution Supply Chain Actors. Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics. (1-19) (January, 2014 on-line)
  • Yon, B., R. Johnson, L. Berlin. 2013. School Nutrition Directors’ Perspectives on Flavored Milk in Schools. Journal of Child Nutrition & Management. 37(1)
  • Berlin, L., K. Norris, J. Kolodinsky, A. Nelson. 2013. The Role of Social Cognitive Theory in Farm-to-School-Related Activities: Implications for Child Nutrition. Journal of School Health. 83(8):589-595.
  • Conner, D., F. Becot, D. Hoffer, E. Kahler, S. Sawyer, L. Berlin. 2013. "Measuring current consumption of locally grown foods in Vermont: Methods for baselines and targets," Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems and Community Development.

Associations and Affiliations

  • Society for Nutrition Education: Food and Nutrition Extension Educators
Linda Berlin

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Working across disciplines to better understand food system concerns


  • PhD, Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, 2006
  • MS, Community Nutrition, Cornell University, 1990
  • BA, Agriculture and Human Health, The Evergreen State College, 1983