With Christmas quickly approaching I have been frantically checking and rechecking my gift list. It got me to pondering what your average farmer’s wish list might read like. So, I decided to check it out. Here’s what I came up with; some of the items will surprise you, and some won’t! Functional clothing and work gear are always appreciated; check out the affordable long-tail t-shirts available out there that will help your farmer avoid “plumber’s crack” - a gift that definitely keeps on giving! Tools and tool organizers were also mentioned. But it was also apparent that farmers like their techno gadgets too, from iPads, to pocket sized digital cameras, to MP3 players. Of course, farmers dream big like most of us when it comes to being asked what we really want, and what farmers eyes wouldn’t light up if they found a brand new tractor with all the bells and whistles wrapped up with a shiny red bow on Christmas morning. Then there’s the eternally hopeful wish list - an abundant and dependable water supply, crops free from pests and diseases, better markets, a New Year free from additional government regulations, and finally, being like the rest of us, peace on earth.