Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Faculty & Staff

Ted L. Funk

Extension Specialist

Agricultural Engineering Sciences Building
332E AESB, MC-644
1304 W. Pennsylvania Avenue
Urbana, IL 61801
Ph: (217) 333-9313
Fax: (217) 244-0323
E-mail: funkt@illinois.edu

Research Focus

Livestock confinement structures, indoor climate control systems for livestock, indoor air quality

Extension Areas

  • Livestock Housing Systems
  • Livestock Manure Management
  • Family Housing
  • Indoor Air Quality

Education

  • Ph.D., Agricultural Engineering, University of Illinois, 1994
  • M.S., Agricultural Engineering, University of Illinois, 1988
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois, 1974

Professional Experience

  • Extension Specialist, 1995-date, Cooperative Extension Service, University of Illinois
  • Assistant Professor, 1995-date, Agricultural Engineering Department, University of Illinois
  • Extension Educator, 1992-1995, Farm Systems, Cooperative Extension Service, University of Illinois
  • Area Extension Advisor, 1980-1992, Cooperative Extension Service, University of Illinois
  • Self-employed, 1975-1980, Funk Jersey Dairy Farm, Liberty, IL
  • Product Engineer, 1974-1975, Eaton Corporation, Detroit, MI

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Program Team Award in Extension, College of Agriculture, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois, 1999
  • Sustained Excellence in Extension Programming, College of Agriculture, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois, 1999
  • Professional Staff Award for Excellence, Innovation and Creativity, University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, 2003
  • Campus Award for Excellence in Public Engagement, University of Illlinois, 2004

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