The American Soybean Association is pleased to award Winsor Farms of Grantville, Kansas with the 2016 National Conservation Legacy Award. The award was presented at the annual ASA Banquet at Commodity Classic last week. Andy Winsor represented Winsor Farms at the event.
Winsor Farms was chosen from among three regional winners. The 2016 Northeast winner was Cory Atkins from Seaford, Delaware and the South Region winner was John Verell from Jackson, Tennessee. This video highlights each of the regional conservation winners.
The Conservation Legacy Awards program is a national program designed to recognize the outstanding environmental and conservation achievement of soybean farmers, which helps produce more sustainable U.S. soybeans. Along with ASA, the program is co-sponsored by BASF, Monsanto, Corn & Soybean Digest magazine and the United Soybean Board/Checkoff.
“Grandpa and Dad started conservation efforts, building terraces and waterways and farming on the contour,” Andy said. “Having those practices in place allows my brother and I to implement newer conservation techniques, such as water management and cover crops.”
Andy and his wife, LaVell now farm 4,400 acres with his parents, Russell and Pat, and his brother Ben and his wife Emily. Ben focuses on livestock while Andy and Russell handle the row crop operation.