Remington, IN | Certificate of Distinction: 1956
Chester B. Biddle, Remington, Indiana, graduated from the Purdue School of Agriculture in 1924. Since his graduation, he has farmed an extensive acreage in Benton County. This has been a highly successful operation, specializing in the production of certified seed, hybrid corn, and Aberdeen-Angus cattle.
He has served his local community unselfishly, and has long been an inspiring force for progress. He is a prominent churchman. He has taught a Sunday School class of young people for many years, and has helped organize a church affiliated Youth Club designed to provide wholesome recreation for young people in a rural community. He has provided th.e leadership that has, for the last 30 years, made the Remington Soybean Day one of the outstanding events in Indiana agriculture.
He has served as President and Director of the Purdue Agricultural Alumni Association, as Director of the Agricultural Alumni Seed Improvement Association, as President and Director of the American Soybean Association as Vice-President, President, and Director of the Purdue General Alumni Association.
His extraordinary willingness to serve the ideals and interests of agriculture in the face of his farm, seed, and insurance operations truly indicates that he has served beyond the call of duty.