Dr. Bohnert is a Ruminant Nutritionist and Extension Beef Cattle Specialist with Oregon State University stationed at the Eastern Oregon Agriculture Research Center in Burns, OR. He received his B.S. (1990) and M.S. (1994) in Animal Science from Angelo State University (San Angelo, TX), and Ph.D. (1998) in Ruminant Nutrition from the University of Kentucky. He joined the research group at the Eastern Oregon Agriculture Research Center in 1998. His current research is focused on nutritional management strategies to improve the sustainability of beef production in the Intermountain West. In 2005 he received the Young Scientist Award from the Western Section of the American Society of Animal Science and in 2016 the Briskey Award for Faculty Excellence at Oregon State University College of Agricultural Sciences.