Dana Tarter

Name

Dana Tarter

Email Address

dana.tarter@ag.tamu.edu

Phone / Fax

940.552.9941 (p) / 940.553.4657 (f)

Physical Location

AgriLife Research and Extension Center
11708 Hwy 70 South
Vernon, TX 76384-8361

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 2159
Vernon, TX 763852159

Organizational Role

Faculty

Immediate Supervisor

Susan Ballabina

Position Title

Regional Program Leader (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


Specializations

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.

 

Education

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.