The Georgia Watermelon Association (GWA) is the trade organization from watermelon growers, shippers and allied industry members in Georgia and throughout the southeast. GWA’s mission is to promote the best interest of the industry from production to consumption. The association is constantly seeking improvements in the growing, grading, handling, transportation, distribution, and sale of watermelons. GWA works to increase efficiency within the industry for better profits and to provide the consumer with a better product for greater sales.

The GWA was incorporated in May 1968, under the name of the Georgia Watermelon Growers and Distributors Association. In 1977 the name was changed to the present form to better reflect the scope of the membership. The GWA is a chapter of the National Watermelon Association which is made up of 10 state chapters, with membership in 29 states and Canada.

Upcoming Events

 September 2021 
January 6-9, 2022

2022 Southeast Fruit and Vegetable Conference

Celebrating 20 Years!

Savannah, Georgia

Make plans now to attend January 6-9 for the 2022 Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference and celebrate 20 years of the South’s premier fruit and vegetable show! The conference will be held in-person in Savannah with over 85 hours of education and trade show.

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January 28-30, 2022

2022 Georgia Watermelon Association Annual Meeting and Conference

King and Prince Golf & Beach Resort, St. Simons, Georgia

Please make plans to join us at the King & Prince Resort in St. Simons Island, Georgia for the 2022 GWA Annual Meeting & Conference January 28-30, 2022. The three-day conference offers exhibits, networking opportunities, as well as educational sessions designed to bring the most up-to-date and relevant information to the watermelon industry.

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