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Chief Lending Officer Agriculture
Tara serves as Chief Lending Officer for Agriculture at Farm Credit Mid-America. She previously served as Senior Vice President Agricultural Lending and provided strategic leadership for Farm Credit Mid-America as she led team members across the state of Ohio in their retail sales efforts. She aims to keep customers at the heart of all she does, from leading strategic projects to meeting one-on-one with team members across the Association.
She began her career as a Financial Services Officer in 2001 and has served in other leadership roles including Assistant Regional Vice President in 2009 and Regional Vice President in 2013.
Tara holds a bachelor’s in Agriculture and Business Marketing from Wilmington College and a master’s in Business Administration from Mount Vernon Nazarene University. She also received a Leadership Certificate from The Wharton School and graduated from the Farm Credit Mid-America’s Leadership College.
She represents the Association on the Ohio 4-H Foundation Board and was elected President of the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation Board in 2022. She also received the 2021 Ohio 4-H Alumna Award.
Tara, her husband Dusty, son Daxton, and English Mastiff, Elmer live on their farm near Mount Vernon, Ohio. They run a cash grain operation as well as a custom farming and application business. The family loves spending the warm days on the lake wakeboarding, wake surfing, and swimming. They also enjoy going to concerts and spending time together on the farm.