GAC Harvest Ball 2014

For 20 years, the Cobb Galleria Centre has been privileged to host the annual Harvest Celebration, a gala that benefits the advocacy efforts of the Georgia Agribusiness Council.

Each year, 800 people gather on the Friday evening before Thanksgiving for a unique, Georgia-sourced meal and A-list entertainment. The 2014 Celebration featured country music’s six-time Vocal Group of the Year Diamond Rio.

“Agriculture in Georgia is a $73 billion industry that provides 318,000 jobs, and it’s very diverse, from poultry to peanuts to peas,” said Bryan Tolar, President of the Georgia Agribusiness Council. “This event is the only one of its kind that draws all aspects of the industry from across the state to celebrate.”

According to Tolar, the Council returns to Cobb Galleria Centre year after year due to the professionalism of the staff, the size and diversity of event space, the complimentary parking, the safety of the area and the hotel package provided by the Renaissance Waverly Hotel. “From the banquet servers to the Chef to (Director of Catering) Oscar Riddle, we know they care about our event.”

Through the years, the Harvest Celebration has been known to attract top entertainment, with highlights including country artists Lady Antebellum, Lee Ann Womack and Darryl Worley.

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.

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