ST. LOUIS, Missouri — Conservation Legacy awards recognize farm management practices of U.S. soybean farmers that are both environmentally friendly and profitable.

Applications for this honor are being sought from producers who use reduced tillage practices, grow cover crops, have improved energy efficiency or water quality or taken other steps to use conservation practices to help produce sustainable U.S. soybeans.

All U.S. soybean farmers are eligible to enter to win a Conservation Legacy award. Entries are judged on soil management, water management, input management, conservation, environmental management and sustainability.

The selection process is divided into four regions: Midwest, Upper Midwest, Northeast and South. One farmer from each region will be recognized at the 2022 Commodity Classic in New Orleans, Louisiana, and one of these farmers will be named the National Conservation Legacy Award recipient.

Award winners receive an expense paid trip for two to Commodity Classic, March 10-12, 2022, in New Orleans, a feature story and video, and a potential opportunity to receive a conservation grant to make further improvements.

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For an application and further details, visit Applications must be submitted by Sept. 10.