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Application window opens for 2025 Conservation Legacy Awards

 Share the story of how conservation is fundamental to your farm operation and you could be recognized with the American Soybean Association’s Conservation Legacy Award. This honor celebrates U.S. soybean growers who are maximizing the profitability and longevity of their farm through a variety of conservation-minded management practices. Examples include but are not limited to cover crops; reduced tillage; nutrient management; irrigation management; diversified crop rotations; buffer implementation; terraces and waterways; precision agriculture and consumer engagement.

All Minnesota soybean farmers are eligible to apply. Entries are judged on soil, water, input and environmental management, conservation 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 as a Regional Conservation Legacy Award winner at the 2025 Commodity Classic in Denver, CO, and one of those four will be named the 2025 National Conservation Legacy Award recipient.

Regional Conservation Legacy Award winners receive:

  • An expense-paid trip for two to Commodity Classic Feb. 28-March 4, 2025, in Denver.
  • Recognition at the ASA Awards Celebration at Commodity Classic.
  • A feature story on their farm promoted to agriculture media outlets. 
  • Video produced at their farm showcasing their unique conservation practices.

The Conservation Legacy Awards are sponsored by ASA, BASF, Bayer, Nutrien, the United Soybean Board/Soy Checkoff and Valent U.S.A.

Applications must be submitted by Aug. 15, 2024.

To apply, fill out the form here. To nominate someone else for the award, please fill out this form.

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