WANTED: On-the-Farm Conservation Stories

Melissa SandfortCommodity Classic, Conservation, Soybeans

U.S. soybean farmers are invited to tell the story of conservation on their farms by entering the 2012-2013 Conservation Legacy Awards. Winning entries will help tell the story to the public about how soybean farmers are committed to protecting the soil, water and air through outstanding environmental and conservation practices while continuing to farm profitably.

Conservation Legacy Award winners from three regions (Midwest, Northeast and South) will each receive an expense-paid trip for two to the 2013 Commodity Classic convention and trade show, Feb. 28–March 2 in Kissimmee, Fla. Regional winners will also be showcased in video features focusing on their winning conservation practices. In addition, the regional winners will be featured in a special insert in Corn & Soybean Digest magazine.

One National Conservation Legacy Award winner will be chosen from the three regional winners and announced at the ASA Awards Banquet held during Commodity Classic.

All U.S. soybean farmers are eligible to enter. Applications must be submitted online by Aug. 6. Applications will be judged in five areas: soil management, water management, input management, farmstead protection, and conservation and environmental management.