ALBANY, N.H. — The new chief of the U.S. Forest Service is being sworn in in New Hampshire.

Tony Tooke, regional director of the agency’s Southern Region, is being sworn in on Friday at the Pemigewasset Overlook of the Kancamagus Highway in Albany.

Tooke is traveling with Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, who is gathering input in New Hampshire on the 2018 Farm Bill.