Funderburg serves as a soils and crops consultant in the Agricultural Division's consultation program. He joined the Noble Foundation in 2000. Funderburg has broad experience in agriculture, including soil testing, irrigation water quality, soil fertility, fertilization of most crops and nutrient management planning. He has conducted numerous on-farm research projects examining fertilizer rates, sources, timing and soil test calibration.
Prior to joining the Noble Foundation, Funderburg worked as an assistant county agent with the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service from 1977 to 1981. He further served as a state soils and fertilizer specialist with the Mississippi Cooperative Extension Service from 1984 to 1990. He then served as state soils and fertilizer specialist with the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service from 1990 to 2000.
Funderburg was born and grew up in rural northwestern Louisiana.