Dwight Mueller has been appointed Executive Director for the Agricultural Research Stations. Mueller has served as the Superintendent of the Arlington Agricultural Research Station for the past fifteen years. In his new role, he has day-to-day management responsibilities for the department, which is comprised of twelve separate units located throughout the state. The primary purpose of the Agricultural Research Stations is to provide facilities and support for the research, extension, and educational programs of the College.
“Dwight has always done an outstanding job in supporting the mission of the Agricultural Research Stations and CALS,” says Dick Straub, Director of ARS. “He has the respect of both campus faculty and staff and ARS personnel. I know he will continue to see that the ARS tradition of support and innovation will continue.”
A graduate of UW-Madison (M.S. Soil Science, B.S. Agricultural Economics), Dwight has worked in CALS for more than 28 years, serving as a program coordinator for the Department of Soil Science for six years and then as assistant superintendent of the Arlington Station for seven years before being named superintendent. In addition to his duties at Arlington, for the past two years Mueller has served interim director of the research stations for the past two years.
“I’m happy that we are able to put the day-to-day operation of our research stations in such experienced and capable hands,” says Dean Molly Jahn. “We rely heavily on those stations, both as laboratories for the problem-solving research we do in the areas of agricultural production and environmental protection, and as classrooms for our outreach programs.”