Linda Whitworth is a home economist with an extensive background in the food industry, and the former market development manager for Alberta Barley, where she hosted “Linda’s Kitchen” on gobarley.com. In the past, Linda worked in retail management, mall management, and marketing. She was also a home economist for Calgary Co-op, where she worked on the marketing team to decide on listings for grocery stores, acted as a Co-op consumer liaison, and promoted Co-op products. Linda has an extensive background with agriculture organizations, working for fifteen years as a consultant to the Alberta Cattle Commission, Alberta Egg Producers, Beef Information Centre, Nova Scotia Egg Producers, and Alberta Beef. She holds a bachelor of science in home economics from the University of Alberta and has taken additional courses in building management, marketing, and small business development. She lives in Calgary, Alberta.