Soybean Growers – Share Your Story

Share the story of how conservation is fundamental to your farm operation and you could earn a 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 cover crops; reduced tillage; nutrient management; irrigation management; diversified crop rotations; buffer implementation; terraces and waterways; precision agriculture and consumer engagement.

All U.S. soybean farmers are eligible to apply. Judges examine soil, water, input, and environmental management, conservation, and sustainability.

The selection process for these awards is in four regions: Midwest, Upper Midwest, Northeast, and South. A farmer from each of these regions will earn a Regional Conservation Legacy Award winner at the 2025 Commodity Classic in Denver. One of those four will earn the 2025 National Conservation Legacy Award.

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.

Submit applications by Aug. 15. Apply or nominate: