Mike Brocksmith, Knox County, raises corn, wheat, and soybeans with his wife, Susan, and their two daughters. The farm no-tilled corn for the first time in 1978,and has been 100 percent no-till since 1990. Brocksmith is a past member and chairman of the Knox County SWCD board. The farm has hosted numerous soil judging contests and conservation field days, as well as many other rural and urban events. He feels cover crops and soil health synergies are the missing link in protecting, rebuilding, and enhancing his soil resources.