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 staffs the Rural Climate Dialogues program. She also works on local, state and federal climate and agriculture policy.
Tara's expertise is in nutrient management and soil health, which she gained by working across the Midwest researching how farm management decisions impact natural resources. She has published articles and spoken locally, nationally and internationally on 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.