I attended the R.C.&D. meeting in Bedford County then went to the Bedford Chamber’s luncheon featuring Sec. of Ag George Greig. The Secretary is a very nice person and is liked and respected everywhere he goes. I enjoyed spending time with him at lunch and learned a few more things about our state’s number one industry. Tonight I travelled to Chambersburg for the Penn State Extension and Franklin County Conservation District Dinner. I was fortunate enough to sit with former Ag Secretary, Russell Redding. The program tonight was on the American Chestnut tree. I had been to a couple of programs on this subject in Huntingdon County over the years. This was an excellent presentation on the history and current state of the Chesnut. At their peak in PA forests, they were one of every four trees, grew as high as 100 feet and were as much as 15 feet across. Wow!