Dr. Ted Funk, PhD, PE
Agricultural Engineering Consultant
University of Illinois, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering (Retired)
Savoy, IL, USA
Ted Funk has had a 33-year career with the University of Illinois as an Extension engineer, serving as the Extension group leader for programs in agricultural engineering across Illinois. While at Illinois he developed and delivered producer-training programs, seminars, and workshops on environmental management and animal housing systems for livestock producers. Ted frequently provided input and testimony on behalf of the University and the livestock industry, during interagency discussions on state livestock regulations. Beginning in 2013, he now works as a private consultant to the livestock industry in Illinois and the Midwest on environmental, structural, and energy issues. Dr. Funk has traveled and lectured extensively to livestock-industry audiences in the US and in foreign countries including China.