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UVM Center for Sustainable Agriculture
(802) 656-5459
23 Mansfield Avenue
Burlington, VT 05446


Name Title Phone
Ben Waterman
Beginning Farmer and Land Access Program Coordinator (802) 656-9142
Kimberly Hagen
Grazing Specialist (802) 656-3834
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I provide technical assistance to Vermont farmers to transition or improve their grazing practices on their farms.
Juan Alvez
Pasture Program Technical Coordinator (802) 656-6116
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I help farmers to take informed decisions about intensive grazing management
Linda Berlin
Director (802) 656-0669
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I direct an organization that provides outreach/education across the food system, with an emphasis on producers. I also conduct research and evaluation on food systems topics, with a focus on Farm to School and Food Security.
Ginger Nickerson
Produce Safety Coordinator (802) 656-5490
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I provide technical assistance, research and outreach to fruit and vegetable growers on on-farm produce safety and GAPs (Good Agricultural Practices). Special interests: making produce safety work for small, diversified farms; the intersection of produce safety, environmental health and sustainable agriculture/food systems; agricultural "waste" management and closed loop systems; farms as ecosystems and the intersection between polycultures, intercropping and pest and disease management under changing environmental conditions.
Joshua Faulkner
Farming and Climate Change Program Coordinator 802-656-3495
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Farming and Climate Change Program Coordinator
Cheryl Herrick
Cheryl Herrick
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Communications Specialist at the UVM Center for Sustainable Agriculture, 2019 graduate of UVM's Rubenstein School's Leadership for Sustainability program, freelance food writer, cohousing dweller, avid cook and mom of two hungry, funny teenagers.
Jennifer Colby
(802) 656-0858
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Jenn is a diversified meat livestock farmer, competitive barbecuer, UVM Extension professional, and self-described Communitarian. She lives and farms in Central Vermont, and delivers education and outreach to grass-based and livestock farmers statewide. - See more at:


  • Marketing
  • Farm Inputs
    • Land access / conservation
    • Support organization: Farm Inputs
  • Food Access and Nutrition
  • Education
    • Colleges / Universities
  • Business Planning and Technical Assistance
    • Production / Processing technical assistance


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