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Register Today for the 2020 FWA Annual Convention!

The 2020 Florida Watermelon Association Annual Convention will be held January 16th -18th at the Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa in Fort Myers, Florida. The Florida Watermelon Industry comes together annually to strengthen and grow business relationships and friendships and to learn about important research and changes in the industry

We have several exciting activities planned for the convention, including a Golf Tournament on Thursday, the President’s Dinner and Dance on Friday night, a live auction on Saturday, and the crowning of the 2020 Florida Watermelon Queen on Saturday night. It is guaranteed to be fun for all as we focus on our 2020 Vision: Moving Forward.

There will also be a Grower Education session on Friday afternoon, with sessions on fusarium and whitefly management as well as industry roundtables on H-2A labor and watermelon seed development. Our Grower Education classes are free for all to attend and have been approved for two hours of CEU credit.

Convention registration details and online sign up are available online at Please plan to join us in Sanibel for a fun and productive time.

Our convention sponsors and program advertisers provide critical support for a successful meeting. Sponsors and advertisers are given extra recognition during the Convention for supporting FWA, and all sponsors are highlighted on our web page for the next year. Thank you to all of the companies who have already agreed to sponsor – we’re on track for a record year for sponsorship! There are still sponsorship and exhibit opportunities available, contact Debbie Alexander at 239-658-1442 or for information.

Hotel reservations are available at the FWA Group rate of $219 per night. Reservations may be made by calling 1-800-767-7777 and asking for the Florida Watermelon Conference rate or booking online via the link on our website To receive the discounted group rate, reservations must be booked no later than December 16, 2018.

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First, I would like to take a moment to thank Trey and Kaitlyn for a wonderful convention. It is always great to catch up with old friends and make new ones. Now for the membership update, we have 233

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