Mark Mueller has being farming for 24 years near Waverly in Bremer County producing no-till corn, soybeans, alfalfa, specialty beans, forage rye and corn for silage.
He is a fourth-generation farmer and serves as the Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) Director representing District No.3 and is the vice chair of the Exports & The Grain Trade Committee. Mark also sits on the PAC Committee. In 2014, Mark was one of the first 20 participants in the Soil Health Partnership, a 10-year National Corn Growers Association study to calculate the economic benefits of cover crops.
Mark earned Bachelor of Science degrees in Ag-Business and Agronomy from Iowa State University. He is a graduate of the leadership development programs of both Iowa Corn (I-LEAD class II) and the Iowa Association of Business and Industry (Leadership Iowa ‘98). Before farming, Mark worked in research, production and sales in the seed industry.
Current and past positions include serving as chair of the Bremer County Planning and Zoning Commission, president of the Bremer County Corn & Soybean Growers Association, president of the Northeast Iowa Agricultural Experimental Association, representing ICGA on the board of the Iowa Nutrient Research and Education Council (INREC), the group charged with implementing and monitoring the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy. Mark has written articles for Top Producer, Progressive Farmer and other publications.
Mark and his wife, Jeri, have two daughters, Kate who is a recent graduate of Wildlife Ecology from Iowa State University and Sarah who attends Loras College in Dubuque.