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Lone Star Ag Credit, Hillsboro Mayor Celebrate National Ag Day

HILLSBORO, Texas – In honor of National Ag Day on March 18, Lone Star Ag Credit is celebrating the community's agricultural heritage in a free open house at its Hillsboro credit office.

Hillsboro Mayor Edith Turner Omberg will read a proclamation recognizing National Ag Day, followed by a public reception and refreshments. Attendees can enter a drawing for a Lone Star Ag Credit gift basket. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 18 at the lending cooperative's Hillsboro credit office at 219 E. Franklin St.

National Ag Day is a nationwide celebration of agriculture's vital role in our society. The theme of the 42nd annual event is "Agriculture: Sustaining Future Generations."

“Agriculture is the foundation of our community, and we are looking forward to celebrating that long tradition on National Ag Day," said Ryan Janek, president of Lone Star Ag Credit's Hillsboro office.

Established by the nonprofit Agriculture Council of America, National Ag Day raises awareness about:

  • How food and fiber products are produced
  • The role agriculture plays in providing safe, abundant and affordable products
  • The essential role of agriculture in maintaining a strong economy
  • The career opportunities in the agriculture, food and fiber industry

Lone Star Ag Credit serves 48 counties in North Central Texas and provides financing for rural land, rural homes, agribusinesses, livestock, and agricultural equipment and operating expenses. Part of the Farm Credit System, a nationwide network of agricultural and rural lending cooperatives, Lone Star is headquartered in Fort Worth and has credit offices in Abilene, Cleburne, Corsicana, Denton, Fort Worth, Hillsboro, Lampasas, Mount Pleasant, New Boston, Paris, Round Rock, Sherman, Stephenville, Sweetwater, Temple, Waco and Weatherford.

Several Lone Star Ag Credit offices are celebrating National Ag Day by hosting open houses or public ceremonies and offering ag-themed giveaways. A list of local events is posted on the association's website at www.LoneStarAgCredit.com. For more information about the event at theHillsboro office, please call (254) 582-3601.

Published March 18, 2015