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

It is open to all soybean farmers.

"I invite soybean farmers to share their stories of environmentalism and conservation by submitting an entry to the Conservation Legacy Awards," said ASA President Rob Joslin, a soybean farmer from Sidney, Ohio. "This awards program helps ASA tell the agriculture industry and non-farming public more about the positive environmental contributions of farmers."

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 Tampa, Fla., March 3-5, 2011. The 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 http://www.soygrowers.com/clap.

ASA encourages soybean farmers to share their conservation story. The deadline for submitting an entry is Sept. 30, 2010. For more information, contact ASA Project Manager, Byron Keelin at 314-754-1355 or e-mail bkeelin@soy.org.

ASA represents all U.S. soybean farmers on domestic and international issues of importance to the soybean industry. ASA's advocacy efforts are made possible through the voluntary membership in ASA by over 22,500 farmers in 31 states where soybeans are grown.