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Lone Star Ag Credit Hosts National Ag Day Celebration at Stephenville Downtown Plaza

STEPHENVILLE, Texas – In honor of National Ag Day on March 18, Lone Star Ag Credit is celebrating the community's agricultural heritage in a free public ceremony in downtown Stephenville.

Stephenville Mayor Kenny Weldon will read a proclamation recognizing National Ag Day, followed by a speech from local FFA students and a public reception. Attendees can enter a drawing for a Lone Star Ag Credit gift basket featuring Texas foods and agricultural products. The event will take place from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. March 18 at the Stephenville Downtown Plaza, in the 200 block of West Washington Street.

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."

“We feel this goes hand in hand with our community's heritage, where so many families have been involved in every aspect of agriculture," said Gerrit Schouten, president of Lone Star Ag Credit's Stephenville office.

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 Stephenville event, please call Lone Star's Stephenville office at (254) 965-3612.


Published March 18, 2015