by Mark Parker
Parsons, Kansas —
10. It’s fun to make stuff up on those USDA planting surveys.
9. He can honk all he wants — the guy in the BMW isn’t getting by your planter until you choose.
8. Even your dog food is tax deductible.
7. None of this nine to five stuff — you get to work all you want.
6. No necktie — rain slicker, insulated coveralls, mud boots and gloves — but no uncomfortable necktie.
5. You never ever have to buy a cap.
4. Your lender is always concerned about your health.
3. You can always come up with a good excuse for being late.
2. Your accountant thinks you have a great sense of humor.
1. You get instant sympathy from non-farm folks by telling them you have phytophthora root rot.