Dalton Borders

Borders Melon Company
Edinburg, TX
Class VI


Dalton is currently managing farm operations, labor and harvesting of over 800+ acres of watermelon for the Borders Melons Company, as well as overseeing land development with KNK.  He is a board member of the Texas Watermelon Association and a member of the National Watermelon Promotion Board.  Some of the challenges he sees facing the industry today are labor shortages and rising cost. One of his goals is to produce a better product and increase consumption.

"Being a part of the Future Watermelon Farm Leaders Program will give me the opportunity
to learn firsthand of the policies and procedures that will affect the watermelon industry
and to expand my knowledge of the farming industry as a whole."