It’s time for soybean growers to submit applications for the 2014 Conservation Legacy Awards. The annual award recognizes farmers who distinguish themselves through outstanding environmental and conservation practices while continuing to farm profitably. All U.S. soybean farmers are eligible to enter. Applicants do not need to be an ASA member to apply. (Winners will receive a complimentary one-year membership or a one-year extension if currently a member.)
The award covers three regions: Midwest, Northeast and South. Entries will be evaluated based on:
- Soil Management (20%)
- Water Management (20%)
- Input Management (20%)
- Farmstead Protection (20%)
- Conservation and Environmental Management (20%)
A national selection committee composed of soybean farmers, conservationists and natural resource professionals will evaluate all nominations. Selection will be based on each farmer’s environmental and economic program. Three regional winners will be selected for their stewardship efforts, and a national winner will be chosen from among the regional winners.
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Three regional winners and their spouse/guest receive an expense-paid trip to Commodity Classic, Feb. 27 - March 1, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas. This includes Classic registration for two, hotel, airfare and miscellaneous costs. Winners recognized and awards presented at the ASA Awards banquet at Commodity Classic.
All applications for the Conservation Legacy Awards Program must be submitted online. The application deadline is Aug. 5, 2013. Get more information about the program and submit your application online.
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