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In summer of 2013 UW-Platteville planted six acres of sunflowers just west of Menards on Business 151. "Food and fuel for our future" is our motto and maximizing local resources is our goal. This student-driven project produced sunflower oil from field to table! 

Why Sunflowers?

Sunflower's grow well in Wisconsin, make a great bio-fuel, a healthy cooking oil comparable to olive oil, and can be grown with the same farming equipment as corn. The pulp (press meal) that remains once the oil is pressed out of the seeds makes an excellent high-protein cattle feed.

Get your oil today!

And thank you for investing in our future!

UW-Platteville Office of Sustainability 
One University Plaza | Platteville WI 53818 | (608) 342-7244

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We are partnering with Benventuto's!

Haven't tried our oil yet? On the following days Benvenuto's will prepare a special using our very own Sunflower Oil and serve our oil at every table with their delicious bread! As a bonus, kids eat free! Mention us to your server and 10% of sales support our project.

  • Monday March 31st, 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Monday April 14th, 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Monday May 12th, 11 a.m. - 10 p.m
  • Monday June 9th, 11 a.m. - 10 p.m
  • Monday July 14th, 11 a.m. - 10 p.m

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