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Lone Star Ag Credit Celebrates National Ag Day at Lampasas Office

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

The free public reception will feature refreshments and a drawing for a Lone Star Ag Credit gift basket featuring grilling products and a gift certificate to M&M Butcher Block. In addition, guests will be able to learn about local food, fiber and specialty products from several Lone Star customers who will have displays at the event. The open house will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 18 at the lending cooperative's Lampasas credit office at 413 S. Western Ave.

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."

“This is a day to celebrate the success of American agriculture," said Macy Blankenship, president of Lone Star Ag Credit's Lampasas office. “Our office is looking forward to paying tribute to the farming and ranching families who produce the food for our tables."

Established by the nonprofit Agriculture Council of America, National Ag Day is a nationwide celebration that 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 the Lampasas office, please call (512) 556-3372.

Published March 18, 2015