Elissa Mullinix has been a part of the Butler Faculty since the fall of 2008. She is a full time agriculture instructor with the added responsibility of being the Butler Agriculture Recruitment and Retention Coordinator. Additionally, Elissa advises the Butler Ag Ambassadors Club. Elissa is a 2001 graduate of Kansas State University with a degree in Animal Sciences and Industry. She earned her master's degree in Animal Sciences and Industry with an emphasis in Ruminant Nutrition from Kansas State University in 2004. At K-State Elissa was involved with several campus organizations including the Meats and Wool Judging Teams and the Ag Honors Program. After graduation, Elissa worked as a Livestock Extension Specialist for the University of Missouri. She also taught biology at Valley Center High School. Elissa comes from a diversified agricultural background in Michigan. Elissa teaches coursework in the areas of animal science, agricultural economics, meat science and animal nutrition.
Chris Mullinix has been a part of the Butler Faculty since the fall of 1997. He is a full time agriculture instructor with the responsibility of coaching our nationally recognized livestock judging team. Chris is a 1996 graduate of Kansas State University with a degree in Animal Science & Industry. At K-State Chris was a member of the 1995 National Champion Livestock Judging Team. Individually he was named the High Individual at the National Contest and set a new contest record for Oral Reasons that stood for over a decade, until it was surpassed in 2007 by two young people including one of his own former students from here at Butler!Â To date, Chris has judged shows in over 30 different states and still stays heavily involved in his family Hereford cattle operation.
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