US soybean farmers can enter the 2012 Conservation Legacy Awards program

The Conservation Legacy Awards program, sponsored by the American Soybean Association (ASA), BASF, Monsanto, the United Soybean Board and the Corn & Soybean Digest magazine, is looking for those soybean farmers who should be recognized for their outstanding environmental and conservation practices. It is open to all U.S. soybean farmers.

“America’s farmers are some of the best conservationists and stewards of the land,” said ASA President Alan Kemper. “This awards program provides an opportunity for farmers to tell the agriculture and non-farming communities their conservation story and the contributions they make to protect our environment and maintain a sustainable food and fuel supply.”

There will be three regional winners, who together with a spouse or guest will receive an expense-paid trip for two to Commodity Classic in Nashville, Tennessee, March 1-3, 2012. Commodity Classic is the annual convention and trade show for U.S. soybean, corn, wheat and sorghum farmers. Regional winners will be recognized at the ASA Banquet, where a national winner will be announced from among the three regional winners. All winners will be featured in an issue of Corn & Soybean Digest magazine. To learn more about the Conservation Legacy Awards program, its regions and to download an application online go to www.soygrowers.com/clap. The deadline for submitting an entry is August 5, 2011.

Source: American Soybean Association