Greetings watermelon family!
For those who don’t know me, I’d like to introduce myself and my family. I am Rob Gibson, with Gibson Produce. I have worked for my family's operation for 15 years. I live in Vero Beach with my wife, Kel, and 2 year old son, Bo. We are grateful and excited to serve this association for the next two years!
This past convention was a wonderful one! Thank you so much to Trey and Katelyn Miller for dedicating so much to our association. This year we raised over $450,000 from our auction. This would not have been possible without the generous support of you, our members. Congratulations to King Load Buyer: Melon 1, King Auction Buyer: Land Watermelon, and King Load Donor: Healthy Harvest bought by Melon 1 at .47. We also welcomed a new Executive Director, Jenna Brown, and I am confident she will give us the hard work and dedication shown by her predecessor. Adrian Land was named 2nd Vice President and I look forward to working with him for the good of the association.
Congratulations to our 2024 Florida Watermelon Queen, Miss Elanie Mason. She is a bright and kind young woman and will be an amazing ambassador for our association. I know she and Debra will have an incredible year together.
As we head into this busy Christmas season I would like to remind you of a couple important things for the new year. Membership renewals will begin on January 1st and the dates for our 2024 convention in Sanibel are October 24-26.
We wish you a joyful Christmas season!