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Young farmer proposes at PFI annual meeting
By Jean Caspers-Simmet
LEGRAND, Iowa —For Garrett Caryl the recent Practical Farmers of Iowa annual conference was the perfect place to propose to his partner Rebecca Lamb.
When he and other beginning farmers participating in PFI's new Savings Incentive Program were introduced, Caryl, 21, and Lamb, 20, were asked to talk about their operation.While on stage, Caryl got to the heart of the matter.
"I really wouldn't be here without Becky," he said. "She's a special gal."
With that, he popped the question, "Rebecca Lamb would you marry me?"
He got on his knee and offered her a diamond ring.
"I suddenly realized, 'He's going to do this in front of everybody," said Lamb who readily accepted Caryl's proposal. "I was happy and shocked. I had no idea what he was doing."
The couple said they will likely wait a couple years before they have the actual wedding.
"I'm pretty excited to start my life with Garrett," Lamb said.
The couple met at Iowa Valley Community College in Marshalltown. Caryl, who is a certified welder, is in the entrepreneurial diversified agriculture program. Becky is studying to be an art teacher.
Caryl works full-time at Green's Products in Conrad while he's attending school because he believes in paying cash. He services semis.
"I was a dorm RA, and Becky and I met when I was playing a prank on some baseball players," Caryl said. "Becky had never farmed, but one of the things I liked about her was that she wasn't afraid to scoop hog manure with me on a cold windy day."