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 has spent her educational and professional careers immersed in the U.S. agricultural system and working toward its reform. Her 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, soil health, and water quality. She has published articles and spoken across the country on the human dimensions of soil degradation, nutrient management best practices, and adapting agricultural systems to climate change.
At IATP, Tara’s work centers around climate change adaptation in rural communities and promoting climate-friendly agricultural practices. She 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.