Daren Mueller is an Associate Professor and Extension Plant Pathologist at Iowa State University (ISU). He is also the coordinator of the ISU Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program. Daren received his B.S. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1996 and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Plant Pathology from the University of Illinois-Urbana in 1999 and 2001. Daren’s main research interests involve understanding the biology and management of field crop diseases. The ISU IPM program, among other things, develops several publications about field crops pests, leads the ISU Field Extension Farm, and is involved in several STEM education projects.