Three soybean farmers are leading the way in conservation and environmental achievements, the American Soybean Association announced recently.
Andy Bensend of Dallas, Wisconsin (Midwest Region); Keith Masser of Sacramento, Pennsylvania (Northeast Region); and Matt Griggs of Humboldt, Tennessee (South Region) were the regional winners of the association's 2017 Conservation Legacy Awards.
All three honorees will be recognized at an upcoming banquet in San Antonio, where one soybean farmer from among all regional winners will be named national champion.
The program is designed to acknowledge soybean farmers' environmental and conservation achievements, and nominees are assessed by a nationwide committee of soybean farmers, conservationists and other natural resource specialists.
The nominated farmers set an example for others who want to produce sustainable soybean crops, the association said. Monsanto, Corn & Soybean Digest and the United Soybean Board are among the awards' sponsors.
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