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Kent Mullinix is Director of Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security and is engaged in research and development to advance sustainable agriculture and food systems. Before joining ISH Mullinix held the Endowed Joint Chair in Pomology and was an Associate Professor, Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Washington State University. He was concurrently Professor and Director of Agriculture Programs at Wenatchee Valley College. Prior he was a horticulture research specialist (fruit and nut crops) for the Universities of Missouri, Minnesota and Kentucky. Additionally Mullinix is an Adjunct Professor in The Faculty of Land and Food Systems at the University of British Columbia and serves on the editorial board for the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Journal. Mullinix attended the University of Missouri where he earned a B.S. in Agriculture (major horticulture with emphasis on fruit and vegetable production), M.S. in Horticulture (specializing in Pomology) and Ph.D. in Agriculture Education (curriculum and program development, crop sciences and soil conservation). He also earned a Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia in Plant Science (specializing in integrated pest management). He was also the founding Director of the Institute for Rural Innovation and Stewardship (IRIS) in North Central Washington.
Areas of Interest
Kent Mullinix's areas of interest and research include: sustainable agriculture; tree fruit production; ecologically sound cropping systems; integrated pest management; agriculture education; curriculum and program development; regionalized food systems; sustainable fruit and vegetable production, and; food systems and community development.