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Established in 1968, it is the mission of the Florida Watermelon Association to support research, education, and promotion of the Fresh from Florida watermelon industry.

The Florida Watermelon Association (FWA) was formed to enable growers and marketers of the Florida watermelon industry to unite. Organized membership allows the Association to promote the consumption of watermelons grown in Florida. The FWA assists its members in the growing and marketing of watermelons by providing a forum through this Corporations' meetings. 

2024 Board of Directors

President:  Rob Gibson

First Vice-President:  Carrie Thomas

Second Vice-President:  Adrian Land, II

Chairman of the Board:  Trey Miller

Promotions Coordinator:  Debra Harrison

Executive Director:  Jenna Brown - jbrown@asginfo.net

Program Coordinator:  Aubryn Shivers - ashivers@asginfo.net

2024 Florida Watermelon Queen:  Elanie Mason

Directors

Jay Belflower - 2021

Dustin Blank - 2020

Chad Chastain - 2020

Chuck Elam - 2015

Brad Johnston - 2021

Adrian Land, II - 2014

Terry Parrish - 2018

Bob Stewart - 2016


Kyler Bishop - 2020

Kyle Braxton - 2021

Courtney Davis - 2018

John Frey - 2021

Alex Kline - 2021

Raymon Land, III - 2016

Marshall Sewell - 2018

Sawyer Smith - 2015

Joe Stockenberg - 2022

Executive Council

Mike Browning

Michael Caruthers

Rich Chastain

Shawn Valentine Garcia

Darren Hanshaw

Cheryl Hicks

Adrian Land, Sr.

Laura Land

John Lapide

Mitch Mitchell

Vincent Saviolo

Jimmy Shepherd

Bill Smith

Rantz Smith

John Toth

Harry Vaughn

Mark Bryan

James Carlton

Ralph Chastain

Bob Conrad

Jeff Garrett

Carr Hussey

Mary Jones

Jody Land

Raymon Land

Chandler Mack

Heather Raulerson

Paul Sawyer

Steve Singletary

Thomas Smith

Phil Turner, Jr.

Al Wroten

Emeritus (Honorary) Council

Jim Ayoob

Bernard Campbell

Gordon Etheridge

Bruce Hanshaw

Dan Hussey

Sherod Keen

Kelly Marinaro

Ralph Norris

Herman Sanchez, Sr.

Scott Smith

Eugene Tolar

Lee Wroten

Jerry Brown

Doug Dickerson

Don Green

Cheryl Hicks

Douglas Johnson

Howell Lancaster

Jim Mastropietro

Bill Peacock

Herman Sanchez, Jr.

Dale Swain

Steve Van Meter


Lifetime Council

Tom Ayoob

Lester Faulhaver

Wesley Hansen

Dallas Jones

Joe Marinaro

Howard Sorrells

Bob Valentine

Clyde Ware

Adrian Chapman

WW "Coonbottom" Glenn

Robert Kirby

Arnold Mack

Raymond Peters

Robert Tolar

Bill Ward


Florida Watermelon Association

PO Box 2945

LaGrange, GA 30241

239.658.1442 


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