Senior Program Associate for Climate and Rural Communities
Tara Ritter joined IATP in May 2013 and is a Senior Program Associate for climate change and rural communities. Tara's work at IATP centers around climate change adaptation in rural areas through our Rural Climate Dialogues program. She also works on federal climate and agriculture policy.
Tara's expertise is in nutrient management and soil health, which she gained by working across the Midwest researching nutrient management practices and their impact on climate change and water quality. She has published articles and spoken locally, nationally, and internationally on soil health, nutrient management best practices, and adapting agricultural systems to climate change.
Tara holds a B.A. in Environmental Studies from St. Olaf College and a M.S. in Environment and Natural Resources from The Ohio State University.