10. Your accountant thinks you have a great sense of humor.

9. He can honk all he wants — the guy in the BMW isn’t getting by your combine.

8. None of this 9 to 5 stuff — you get to work all you want!

7. It’s fun to make stuff up on those USDA planting surveys.

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. You owe the bank so much they have to be nice.

3. You can always come up with a good excuse for being late.

2. Even your dog food is tax deductible.

1. You get instant sympathy from non-farm folks by telling them you have phytophthora root rot.