GAC Staff Serving Council Membership
(l-r) Michael Pisciotta, Christy Page, Bryan Tolar, Delta Cartee, and Jill Hansard.
(Our friend Dottie joined us for the photo)
Bryan R. Tolar, President
Christy B. Page, Director of Communications and Events
Jill Hansard, Business Manager
Delta Cartee, Receptionist/Membership Service Assistant
Michael S. Pisciotta, Public Affairs Coordinator
Officially incorporated on January 17, 1966, the Georgia Agribusiness Council mission is "To Advance the Business of Agriculture through Economic Development, Environmental Stewardship and Education to Enhance the Quality of Life for All Georgians." This mission forms the basis for our efforts on behalf of our members and this industry each day.
Georgia's food and fiber production and processing is a $71.1 billion industry, and accounted for more than 359,000 Georgia jobs in 2011. In almost two-thirds of Georgia's counties, agribusiness and directly related industries are the largest or second-largest economic engines. This massive, complex business has invested and created for itself a voice in the public arena. This voice is the Georgia Agribusiness Council.
The Georgia Agribusiness Council is the organization which provides a forum for the entire agricultural industry to share views, develop understanding and work on issues of common concern.
The GAC Mission is carried through a Program of Work which addresses six primary objectives:
1. To represent the agribusiness industry in the legislative arena.
2. To provide economic services to members.
3. To promote agribusiness development.
4. To build coalitions within the agricultural community.
5. To educate the public about agribusiness issues.
6. To promote agricultural education through elementary, secondary, college, and adult programs.
We proudly represent over 800 member businesses throughout the state. No matter what part of the industry you're in, it helps to have a dedicated group of individuals who are standing up for the issues that are important to you on a daily basis.
Georgia Agribusiness Council, Inc.
Post Office Box 119
Commerce, Georgia 30529
Phone: 706/336-6830 or 800/726-2474
The Georgia Agribusiness Council created AgriTrust of Georgia in 1993 to provide agribusinesses with aggressive claims handling, hands-on management, and effective loss control services. Over 400 member companies utilize this proven program that delivers our clients with a high quality, cost effective workers compensation program for all areas of agribusiness.