Erin De Tar is joining the staff of Rocky Mountain Farmers Union as the Director of Membership for eastern Colorado and Wyoming. She will work with chapter leaders to develop and deliver activities for members across this region.
De Tar grew up in Boulder County, outside of Niwot, Colorado, although her roots are in southern Iowa. She is excited to use her passion for promoting agriculture to benefit RMFU members. For the last three years she has lived on the Eastern Plains of Colorado and calls Snyder her home.
A seventh-generation agriculturalist, De Tar posesses a diverse background in sheep, beef cattle, dairy, equine, and row crop production. After attending the University of Wyoming, Erin graduated from Iowa State University in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Sciences and a minor in Agriculture and Life Sciences Education. She then worked for the National High School Rodeo Association in marketing and alumni development, overseeing 15,000 members in grades 5–12 from across the United States, Australia, Canada, Mexico, and New Zealand, in their pursuit of post-secondary educational scholarships through the sport rodeo.
In her free time, De Tar is a timer for the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, as well as various youth and amateur rodeo organizations throughout Colorado and Wyoming and enjoys going to various ropings with her family. Her two dogs, Harley and Camper, are her best friends and she can talk about “everything dogs” for hours.
“I am excited to continue my passion for strengthening production agriculture no matter the type of livestock, crop, or production method. Every producer plays a vital role in our world, and I look forward to building meaningful relationships to help develop opportunities for Farmers Union members.”