Kim Mullenix, associate professor of animal sciences and beef extension specialist, was recently awarded the Outstanding Young Animal Scientist Award - Education by the Southern Section of the American Society of Animal Science. The award was presented to her during the Southern Section ASAS annual meeting in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Mullenix has created innovative curriculum, programming and decision tools related to beef nutritional management for use by extension agents and producers in Alabama and throughout the Southeast. She has also developed a highly visible research and extension program related to extending the grazing season and improving forage quality in beef management systems in the Southeast.
In addition, Mullenix has authored or co-authored 25 peer-reviewed journal articles, over 85 extension and popular press articles, delivered over 110 in-state workshops on forage management and beef nutrition, and has created an online beef cattle educational short course for beginning farmers.
Mullenix received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in animal sciences from Auburn University in 2008 and 2010, respectively. She received a Ph.D. in forage agronomy from the University of Florida in 2013.
The Southern Section of the ASAS Outstanding Young Animal Scientist Award - Education recognizes a member of the ASAS Southern Section who has made an outstanding contribution in education in the field of animal science.