Georgia Agribusiness Council Appoints New Board Member – Growing Georgia

The Georgia Agribusiness Council (GAC) membership recently elected Donna Hays Stewart, co-owner of Hays~LTI in Camilla, GA, as the newest addition to the 30 member GAC Board of Directors.

Located in the heart of production agriculture, Hays~LTI strives to equip customers with competitive-priced quality farm equipment and excellent customer service. Hays~LTI has been a loyal member of the Council since 2011. “Since joining the Georgia Agribusiness Council, we feel as though we are more aware of current issues and legislation that affect our industry,” said Donna.

When asked about her appointment, Donna said, “I am humbled, honored and excited to have been asked to serve as a member of the Board for the Georgia Agribusiness Council. This is an invitation that I highly regard.”

Bryan Tolar, President of GAC, shares Donna’s enthusiasm for her new role with the Council. “Donna’s passion for the agribusiness industry, especially the people, makes her an outstanding leader in our industry,” said Bryan. “Having her join the GAC Board is a perfect fit for fulfilling our mission. We are extremely fortunate to have her helping lead our nearly 900 agribusiness member companies.”

Based on 2013 Farm Gate Value Report, Georgia food and fiber production contributes $72.5 billion of Georgia’s $826.6 billion economy, accounting for over 371,600 jobs. GAC, a non-profit organization since 1966, serves as the voice for Georgia’s massive, complex business of agriculture.

“Agriculture matters to Georgia. By joining the Georgia Agribusiness Council, I feel as though we are investing in Georgia and being good stewards of all we have been given,” said Donna.

Donna is supported by her husband Jimmy, daughter Kiley Henderson, son-in-law Kyle Henderson and grandson Cole Henderson.