Karen Funkenbusch is an instructor in the Division of Food Systems and Bioengineering Department of Agricultural Systems Management Program at the University of Missouri and an extension research associate, farm health and safety. She coordinates statewide leadership for farm health and safety, a University of Missouri Extension Outreach program serving the health and safety needs of agricultural workers. Karen is currently part of the leadership team for the Farm & Ranch eXtenision in Safety and Health (FReSH) Community of Practice (CoP).
Karen serves on several multi-state and national interdisciplinary teams, boards, councils, committees, and organizations that promote injury prevention and cultivate health strategies to safely improve lives, communities, and economies. She is active with the International Society of Agricultural Safety and Health (ISASH) board of directors, Missouri Arthritis Advisory Board (MAAB), NORA Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing Sector Council, National Center for Farmworker Health Advisory Committee, Regional Advisory Committee for the Great Plains Center for Agriculture Health, and Missouri Show Me Farm Safety Committee and is an active member of NCERA 197, ASABE, Epsilon Sigma Phi, UMEA, MAEP, NACAA, NARMH, and ARHP professional organizations.