• Creator
  • McLean County Historical Society, Bloomington, Ill
  • Created Date
  • 7-18-00
  • Description
  • This is a portrait of Eugene Funk, who began breeding and selling corn seed. He was a noted seedsman who pioneered the use of hybrid corn. He was the son of LaFayette Funk, co-founder and director the Chicago Union Stockyards. Eugene Funk started breeding seed that would grow rapidly, called Funks 90-Day corn, but many farmers were skeptical of bought seed. Advertising was necessary. His company, Funk Brothers Seed Company, became a major busi... more
    This is a portrait of Eugene Funk, who began breeding and selling corn seed. He was a noted seedsman who pioneered the use of hybrid corn. He was the son of LaFayette Funk, co-founder and director the Chicago Union Stockyards. Eugene Funk started breeding seed that would grow rapidly, called Funks 90-Day corn, but many farmers were skeptical of bought seed. Advertising was necessary. His company, Funk Brothers Seed Company, became a major business. How we learn about communities; Communities and Geography; American Communities in History. 15 Economics; 16 History; 18 Social systems. less
  • Format
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