The ASA is asking farmers to share their stories of how conservation is part of your farm operation. The Conservation Legacy Awards program showcases farm management practices of U.S. soybean producers that are both environmentally friendly, and profitable.
The ASA says all U.S. soybean farmers are eligible to enter to win a Conservation Legacy Award. Entries are judged on soil management, water management, input management, farmstead protection and conservation and environmental management. Three regional winners and one national winner are selected.
Award Winners Receive:
• An expense paid trip for two to Commodity Classic, March 2-4, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas.
• Recognition at the ASA Awards Banquet at Commodity Classic.
• A feature on your farm and conservation practices in Corn & Soybean Digest and a special online video.
• Potential opportunity to join other farmer-leaders on a trip to visit international customers of U.S. soybeans.
The Conservation Legacy Awards are sponsored by the American Soybean Association, BASF, Corn & Soybean Digest, Monsanto, the United Soybean Board/soybean checkoff and Valent.
More information on past winners of the award and how to submit your application is available here. Contest officials say all applications must be submitted by Sept. 2, 2016.