Ashley Brooke Mendell Steele and Nathan Orin Hoeing are pleased to announce their engagement and approaching marriage. Ashley is the daughter of Dale and Kari Steele and Jackie and Craig Pennington. She is a 2004 graduate of Connersville High School and a 2008 graduate of Purdue University with a bachelor’s degree in animal science with a specialty in animal agribusiness and a minor in farm management. Ashley is currently employed by Ag Environmental Systems as an environmental consultant. Nathan is the son of Mark and Lori Hoeing. He is a 2006 graduate of Rushville Consolidated High School and a 2008 graduate of Blackhawk College with associate degrees in ag production and ag management. He also obtained certificates in beef science, swine science and animal science. Nathan is currently employed by their family farm, Karla Farms. The wedding is planned for 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Higher Praise Worship Center in Connersville with Pastor Dennis Perkins officiating. A reception will immediately follow in the Expo Hall at the Fayette County Fairgrounds.