Utah State - Reed Funk

Dr. Reed Funk Rangeland Travel Fund at Utah State University

Dr. Reed C. Funk grew up on a dairy farm near Richmond, Utah and earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in agronomy at Utah State University and a Ph.D. in plant breeding at Rutgers University. He spent the next 50+ years at Rutgers and established the largest turf breeding program in the world, receiving 9 plant patents and 175 plant variety protection certificates, and publishing 653 technical papers and research reports. Dr. Funk was presented numerous prestigious awards during his career and earned significant royalties from his turfgrass releases, a portion of which he generously donated to worthy causes. He established the Dr. Reed Funk Rangeland Travel Fund at Utah State University to fund opportunities for young researchers and faculty from Mongolia and Uzbekistan to participate in important meetings, workshops, and other educational pursuits related to rangeland science.

 

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