Bryan R. Tolar
Bryan R. Tolar is President of the Georgia Agribusiness Council, Inc., the State's broad based trade association for the entire food and fiber industry. The mission of the Georgia Agribusiness Council is to "advance the business of agriculture through economic development, environmental stewardship and education to improve the quality of life for all Georgians." Tolar works primarily in the legislative and regulatory arenas representing agricultural interests. Over 880 Georgia businesses are members of the Council ranging from family farming operations to retail farm suppliers and from grain elevators to wholesale produce distributors.
Tolar has served on several statewide groups related to water resource management issues. He served on the State Advisory Committee during the devlopment of the Georgia Comprehensive Statewide Water Plan. Serves as a member of the Chattahoochee Basin Advisory Committee for the Metro North Georgia Water Planning District. He is a graduate of the Institute for Georgia Environmental Leadership (IGEL) program and serves as the Council liaison for the Georgia Crop Production Association Board of Directors and the Georgia Plant Food Educational Society Board of Directors. He is also past chairman of the Agricultural Economics Association of Georgia and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the .
Prior to joining the GAC, Tolar was employed by the Georgia Department of Agriculture Pesticide Division. He is a 1992 graduate of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences with a degree in Agribusiness.
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