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Young Farmer and His Bride Continue Unusual Ways of Traveling!Young Farmer and His Bride Continue Unusual Ways of Traveling!

This time the couple picked an unusual way to get from wedding to reception.

Tom Bechman 1

November 21, 2013

2 Min Read

You may have heard of Chris Huey before. He's the farm boy from Knox County who made it fashionable to take a date to school functions in something besides a car or pickup truck. He chose farm equipment instead, and his date happily went along.

A few years ago Huey took his date, Chelsea Baum, to a Christmas dance and prom in a self-propelled sprayer and a tractor – both John Deere. You may remember the pictures from Indiana Prairie Farmer.  It sparked a rash of pictures at the time submitted by farm couples who used farm means to get to a dance, or even from their wedding to their wedding reception.


Huey and his now-bride, Chelsea, completed the circle this past summer. Recently pictures appeared in our email inbox showing how they and the wedding party got to the reception after their wedding. As you might imagine, a John Deere tractor was involved. It pulled small, individual wagons for the wedding party, and they called it their chariot. The couple was wed on July 27.

Their choice and publicity of ways to get from one place to another as a couple continues to inspire others. When Ryan and Julie Facemire were married earlier this year near Edinburgh, they traveled form the wedding site to the reception in Ryan's barn in a John Deere combine. The wedding party traveled in John Deere two-seat ATV Gators borrowed for the occasion from a local implement dealer.

Huey assists his dad, Vince, on the farm. He also attended Vincennes University. In fact, Huey says his time helping on the farm was limited this fall because he was heavily involved in an excavating venture. He assisted during harvest as he could, he notes.

Congratulations to the happy trendsetters, Chris and Chelsea!

About the Author(s)

Tom Bechman 1

Editor, Indiana Prairie Farm

Tom Bechman is an important cog in the Farm Progress machinery. In addition to serving as editor of Indiana Prairie Farmer, Tom is nationally known for his coverage of Midwest agronomy, conservation, no-till farming, farm management, farm safety, high-tech farming and personal property tax relief. His byline appears monthly in many of the 18 state and regional farm magazines published by Farm Progress.

"I consider it my responsibility and opportunity as a farm magazine editor to supply useful information that will help today's farm families survive and thrive," the veteran editor says.

Tom graduated from Whiteland (Ind.) High School, earned his B.S. in animal science and agricultural education from Purdue University in 1975 and an M.S. in dairy nutrition two years later. He first joined the magazine as a field editor in 1981 after four years as a vocational agriculture teacher.

Tom enjoys interacting with farm families, university specialists and industry leaders, gathering and sifting through loads of information available in agriculture today. "Whenever I find a new idea or a new thought that could either improve someone's life or their income, I consider it a personal challenge to discover how to present it in the most useful form, " he says.

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