Funderburg serves as a senior soils and crops consultant in the producer relations program. He joined the Noble Research Institute in 2000. Funderburg has broad experience in agriculture, including weed control, soil testing, soil fertility, fertilization of forage crops, and improved pasture management. He has conducted numerous applied research projects examining herbicides, fertilizer rates, sources, timing and soil test calibration.
Previously, 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.