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Bohnert’s receive Appreciation Award

JEWELL – The K-State Research and Extension Appreciation Award is a special award selected by the Post Rock District Executive Board to recognize volunteers who help us extend the Extension mission into the communities.

For the just recent past year, Post Rock District presented the 2020 Appreciation Award to Calvin and Peggy Bohnert of Jewell to honor their outstanding contributions to Extension programs. The Bohnerts volunteer their time and acreage in support of local wheat demonstration test plots.

Calvin Bohnert began cooperating with Extension to provide Jewell County demonstration plots around 1977.

"I did it so I could get some local information on varieties," said Bohnert. The only thing we had was in Belleville and Hays. Belleville's rainfall totals can be quite a bit different than here, and Hays can be way different."

Jim Dooley, Post Rock Extension District Chairman said, "Local producers attending the annual tours take notes, and I'm sure a lot of them took that back home and made seed selections off of that information."

Mr. Dooley, Nora Rhoades, District Director, and Sandra Wick, Crop Production Agent, presented the Appreciation Award to the Bohnerts on their farm just outside of Jewell. We thank the Bohnerts for helping our area producers make informed wheat seed decisions based on the reliable and local data Post Rock Extension District test plots provide.

Those who want to learn more on the Post Rock local education resource for better living can connect with their Extension Office at

Beloit Call

P.O. Box 309, Concordia, Ks. 66901

Phone: 785-738-3537