March News and Event

On March 26, we will host a public event followed by our annual membership meeting.  Professor Tom Cox, U/W Madison’s Dept. of Agricultural and Applied Economics will speak about ‘Fueling the Future’.  We will also hear from Gene Schriefer, U/W Extension ag. agent who has been involved in the Sunflower Project at U/W Platteville. 

We hope to see many of you at 10am on March 26th at the Boaz Community Center near Richland Center, WI.  A light lunch will follow the discussion.  Volunteers are welcome to help with setting up tables, or helping out at the registration table.  Just send an email to and let us know how you’d like to help.  If you can spread the word or post flyers about the event, that would be very helpful. We can mail you flyers to post, or click this link to print your own:  Bring It Home Event Flyer 2016

The annual membership meeting will be held right after lunch at about 12:30pm.  It lasts about half an hour.  Members, including new members that join the day of the event are welcome to attend and hear an update on the state of the cooperative and plans moving forward, as well as to give input for future direction.  We appreciate hearing from members, and look forward to seeing you soon.


Benefits of Biodiesel Community Meeting

March 26 at 10:00 am: Meeting to discuss the benefits of using biodiesel in our rural, agricultural community.

The meeting will be held at the Boaz Community Center and is co-sponsored by the Bring It Home Biofuels Co-op and UW Extension. There will be three speakers, Q&A and a light lunch:

Tom Cox, Professor at UW Madison’s department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, on ‘Fueling the Future’ with biodiesel.

Gene Schriefer, U/W Extension Ag. Agent, on his experience with the Sunflower Project at U/W Platteville.

Jamie Derr on growing oil seed crops, processing and selling the food grade oil, and making biodiesel from recovered waste vegetable oil.

SunPower, a Cumberland WI biodiesel producer will have a supply of B20 biodiesel (a blend of 20% biodiesel with 80% diesel) available for purchase at a discounted rate.

Registration starts at 9:30am, discussion from 10 am to 11:30 am, followed by a light lunch. Free and open to the public.

The Boaz Community Center is located at: 17010 State Highway 171, Richland Center, WI 53581

Questions call 608 606-0276 or email

For details, see our events page.