KPC News Service
WEST LAFAYETTE — Churubusco High School graduate Charles Huelsenbeck, formerly of Avilla, is now the Purdue University Beef Research Unit assistant manager.
Huelsenbeck is a 10-year 4-H member, from 2001-2011, in Allen County. He was active in the swine, sheep, cattle and showmanship programs.
Huelsenbeck is a 2011 graduate of Smith-Green Community Schools, where he played football, was a member of the FFA chapter, being part of the soil and livestock judging teams, and he was FFA Club president 2009-2011. He also preformed with the New Era Show Choir.
While attending Purdue University, Huelsenbeck was a member of the Purdue University Livestock Judging Team. In 2015, that team went on to become National Champions.
He first became employed with Purdue University’s beef research unit while attending the university, and since graduating in 2016, he has been employed by Purdue University as a beef farm site manager.
Huelsenbeck is a 2016 Purdue University graduate and has a bachelor’s degree in agriculture education.
He resides in the Lafayette area with his wife, Kelsey, and their dog, Ellie.
His parents, Lynn and Mari Huelsenbeck, of Avilla; siblings Meghan, Olivia, Grant and Rebekah; grandparents Freda and the late Hershel Huelsenbeck, formerly of Avilla; and Rebekah and Luther Gross, of Churubusco, and other family and friends are very proud of his accomplishments.