Jul 24, 2023
July 24, 2023. St. Louis, MO. Share the story of how conservation is part of your farm operation, and you could be recognized with a Conservation Legacy Award. The awards recognize farm management practices of U.S. soybean farmers that are both environmentally friendly and profitable.
Are you using a reduced tillage practice on your farm? Do you grow cover crops? Have you taken steps to improve energy efficiency or water quality? These are just a few conservation practices used on some farms that help produce sustainable U.S. soybeans. Different regions of the country have their own unique challenges and ways to approach conservation and sustainability. We want to hear your farm’s conservation story!
All U.S. soybean farmers are eligible to enter and potentially be presented a Conservation Legacy Award. Entries are judged on soil management, water management, input management, conservation, environmental management, and sustainability.
The selection process for these awards is divided into four regions: Midwest, Upper Midwest, Northeast and South. A farmer from each of these regions will be recognized at the 2024 Commodity Classic in Houston, TX, and one of those four will be named the National Conservation Legacy Award recipient.
• An expense-paid trip for two to Commodity Classic Feb. 28–March 2, 2024, in Houston, TX.
• Recognition at the ASA Awards Celebration at Commodity Classic.
• A feature story and news segment on their farm in Farm Journal magazine and on the AgDay television show.
• Video produced on their unique farming and conservation practices.
The Conservation Legacy Awards are sponsored by the American Soybean Association, BASF, Bayer, Nutrien, the United Soybean Board/Soybean Checkoff, and Valent U.S.A.
More information on past winners and how to submit an application is available in the “About” section under “Awards” on the ASA website. All applications must be submitted by Aug. 31, 2023.