Dana Tarter

Dana Tarter
Email Address:
Phone Number:
Fax Number:
Physical Location:
AgriLife Research and Extension Center
11708 Hwy 70 South
Vernon, TX 76384-8361
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 2159
Vernon, TX 76385-2159
Organizational Role:
Immediate Supervisor:
Courtney Dodd

Position Title:
Regional Program Leader
Position Roles:
4-H and Youth Development; Family and Community Health; Regional Program Leader
Unit & Entity:
Administration, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service)
Unit Affiliations:
District 03 Office - Rolling Plains
District 08 Office - Central
Vernon Research and Extension Center

health, management, nutrition
General Bio:

Dana Tarter is the County Extension Director for Tarrant County.   She provides leadership for the urban educational program of Texas AgriLife Extension Service. Her responsibilities include supervision and marketing of the urban educational program efforts in Tarrant county. 

Tarter holds a BS from University of North Texas and a MPH from the University of North Texas - School of Public Health and she is currently pursuing a PhD. in Famiy Studies from Texas Woman's University.  She  has served as a County Extension Agent in Kaufman, Mitchell, Wichita and Howard counties and joined the staff in Tarrant County in 2001 serving as County Extension Agent for Nutrition & Health prior to her appointment as County Extension Director in December 2008.  She is Certified in Public Health and a Qualified Trainer for Food Protection Management.

Tarter is a member of the Texas and National Associations of Family and Consumer Sciences, Texas & National Associations of Extension Associations of Family & Consumer Sciences.and serves on the Tarrant County Diabetes Collaboration, Tarrant County College Advisory Board for Dietetics,  and Fort Worth ISD Student Health Advisory Council.



1986- BS - University of North Texas (North Texas State University)

2005- MPH - UNT Health Science Center - School of Public Health

Currently pursuing PhD. in Family Studies - Texas Woman's University.