Each year, the American Soybean Association (ASA) holds a contest to honor farmers using innovative and smarter practices that are both environmentally friendly and profitable as part of their operations.
Any strategies are welcome. Cover crops, reduced tillage, steps to improve energy efficiency or water quality and more. The ASA wants to hear your conservation story. You could be like Wisconsin farmer Andy Bensend who took home the national prize in 2017.
All U.S. Soybean farmers are eligible to enter. This year a new region has been added to recognize the accomplishments of our growers. According to the ASA: “The four regions are now the Midwest, Upper Midwest, the Northeast and the South. One farmer from each of these regions will be recognized at the 2019 Commodity Classic in Orlando, Florida, and one of these farmers will be named the National Conservation Legacy Award recipient.”
Conservation Legacy Award Winners Will Receive:
- An expense paid trip for two to Commodity Classic, Feb. 28 – March 2, 2019, in Orlando, Florida.
- Recognition at the ASA Awards Banquet at Commodity Classic.
- A feature story in Corn & Soybean Digest and a video featuring the award winner’s farm and conservation practices.
- Potential opportunity for the national winner to join other farmer-leaders on an international trip to visit U.S. soy customers overseas.
Here’s How to Enter
To submit your application or learn more, go here under the Awards section of the ASA website. Application must be submitted by Friday, September 7, 2018.
The Conservation Legacy Awards are sponsored by the American Soybean Association (ASA), BASF, Corn & Soybean Digest, Monsanto, the United Soybean Board/soybean checkoff and Valent U.S.A.