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educator , Agricultural engineer

David Roy Bohnhoff, American Agricultural engineer, educator. Registered profile engineer, Wisconsin. Named Outstanding Recent Alumnus University of Wisconsin -Platteville, 1993, Young Engineer of Year ASAE Wisconsin Section, 1994; named to National Rural Builder Hall of Fame Rural Builder, 1996.


Bohnhoff, David Roy was born on June 10, 1956 in Plymouth, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Roy Arthur and Jean Audrey (Manneck) Bohnhoff.


Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering, University Wisconsin, Platteville, 1978; Master of Science in Agricultural Engineering, University Wisconsin, Madison, 1985; Doctor of Philosophy in Agricultural Engineering, University Wisconsin, Madison, 1988.


Design engineer, Gehl Company, West Bend, Wisconsin, 1979-1980; dairy farmer, Galmset Farms, Plymouth, Wisconsin, 1981-1982; research assistant agricultural engineering Department, University Wisconsin, Madison, 1982-1987; lecturer agricultural engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1987-1988; assistant professor agricultural engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1988-1993; associate professor agricultural engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1993-1995; division research and product development manager, Lester Building Systems, Lester Prairie, Minnesota, 1995-1996; associate professor biological system engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison, since 1996. Member Midwest Plan Svc., Ames, Iowa, 1988-1995, chairman, 1993-1994, member construction section committee 1993-1995, chairman task force, 1990, member design and construction committee, 1988-1994.


  • Registered professional engineer, Wisconsin.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles, reports to professional journals.


Youth soccer coach Regent Soccer Club, Madison, 1989-1994, Madison 56ers Soccer Club, 1994-1995, youth basketball coach Young Men’s Christian Association, Madison, 1994. Youth softball coach Madison Area School-Cmty. Recreation League, Madison, 1994.

Cub Scout den leader Boy Scouts American, Madison, 1991-1992. Project leader 4-H Club, Madison, 1992-1995, Glencoe Community Recreational Soccer coach, 1996. Member American Society Agricultural Engineering (chairman structures committee 1994-1996, post and pole design committee 1991-1997.

Member various committees, chairman Wisconsin section 1991-1992, program chair 1990-1991, secretary-treasurer 1989-1990, 97-98, nominating committee 1988-1989, career development committee since 1998, awards chair, since 2000, technical reviewer translations and Journal Applied Engineering in Agriculture, Outstanding Paper award 1992, Superior Paper award 1997, Henry Giese Structures and Environmental award 2000), National Frame Builders Association (member research & education committee, member editorial review committee, Bernon C. Perkins award 1996, 2000), Alpha Gamma Rho (alumni secretary Beta Gamma chapter 1980, president 1980-1981), Alpha Zeta, Gamma Sigma Delta.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: all sports, woodworking, playing cards.


Married Rhonda Kay Johanning, July 2, 1982. Children: Benjamin, Christian, Aaron.

Roy Arthur Bohnhoff

Jean Audrey (Manneck) Bohnhoff

Rhonda Kay Johanning

Christian Bohnhoff

Aaron Bohnhoff

Benjamin Bohnhoff