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.