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Lone Star Ag Credit Celebrates National Ag Day at Paris Office

PARIS, 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 Paris credit office.

The free public reception will feature light refreshments and a drawing for a Lone Star Ag Credit gift basket featuring Texas foods and agricultural products. The credit office will choose winners in a National Ag Day coloring contest from several local school districts, and will award each winner a $15 gift card. The event will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. March 18 at the lending cooperative's Paris credit office at 655 Clarksville 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."

“It's very important for us to realize where our food and fiber come from," said Barbara Golden, president of Lone Star Ag Credit's Paris office. “We're looking forward to celebrating National Ag Day and promoting awareness of agriculture in our area, where we are fortunate to have many cattle, crop and timber producers."

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 Paris office, please call (903) 784-7461.

Published March 18, 2015