Scott Mueller wanted to combine his passion for agriculture with his talent in math and science. When it came time to pick a career, he found agricultural engineering and never looked back. “Coming from a small family farm, I enjoy assisting in conservation engineering work being applied to the land in Wisconsin,” he says. For a time he worked as an area engineer in southwest Wisconsin, helping landowners improve their conservation practices. Today he is the assistant state conservation engineer for the Natural Resources Conservation Service, a division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, where he provides oversight and leadership for engineers across Wisconsin. “I know this conservation work makes a positive impact on the landscape of our state,” he says. Mueller is a registered professional engineer (PE). As a 26-year member of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) he currently serves as a technical committee member, committee secretary and writer for the Agricultural Engineering professional engineer exam.
This profile was originally published in the summer 2012 issue of Grow magazine.