April 11 talk offers a look at the evolution of a SW Wisconsin ethanol/livestock enterprise

An Aprill 11 brownbag will offer a look at an integrated agri-energy ethanol development project in southwestern Wisconsin. Tim Baye of UW-Extension’s Southeast Business Management Program will talk about Lafayette Bio-Ag LLC and Belmont Bio-Ag, LLCan — an integrated ethanol plant, beef finishing facility and electrical generation project. The project evolved from an effort to establish a feedlot in southwest Wisconsin to keep cattle from leaving the state for finishing.

Baye believed in the project enough to take a leave-of-absence from UW-Extension to become CEO of Lafayette Bio-Ag, LLC for the last 2 years during the project’s development phase. He returned to UW-Extension in January with a wealth of experience and will discuss some of those experiences.

He’ll give the presentation in Room 101 Agricultural Engineering, Wednesday, April 11. Noon–1 p.m. For more information contact Scott Sanford at 608-262-5062 or