Year Round Representation

The National Watermelon Association provides year round representation in Washington D.C. to address rules, regulations, and federal law that can affect your business and livelihood.

The NWA will guide your engagement with U.S. Representatives and Senators through our federal government relations program on the issues that are important to your business.


Member Only Access 

Member Only Website with access to:
Membership Directory List
Farm Research
Food safety resources & program
Educational Videos
Renewal Invoices available to pay online via Membership/Key Contact Profiles

Participation Privileges:
Discounted rates to the Annual Convention
Eligibility for nomination into exclusive programs
Political Action Committee
Committees and working groups

Complimentary Online subscriptions:
Quarterly Magazine - The Vineline
Weekly e-newsletter - Off the Vine
Weekly e-newsletter - The Weekly Rind

Food Safety

Food safety has become a standard expectation of any produce industry to maintain and build consumer confidence. With the advent of produce outbreaks due to food safety issues, there has never been a more important time for our industry to build on our growing and handling practices to provide a safe, healthy watermelon supply.

The NWA has a great quantity of important food safety information available to members.  Our Watermelon Food Safety Guidance which is written specifically for watermelon is now updated to include all of the elements of the Food Safety Modernization Act.


The NWA commits to research projects every year that dive into issues affecting the industry like Anthracnose, Gummy Stem Blight, Powdery Mildew, and more. The current projects and past projects are all available to members on our research page.

Association Perks


Every February, our annual convention kicks off a new domestic season with fun, education, networking, and fellowship. Make plans now to attend our 2024 convention at We-Ko-Pa Resort & Conference Center in Scottsdale, AZ from February 21-25, 2024.





The National Watermelon Queen represents the National Watermelon Association at promotional events throughout the year. Meet our 2023 NWA Queen Olivia from TX.


Exclusive Programs:

The Future Watermelon Farm Leaders (FWFL) program recognizes the next generation of growers and shippers who will lead the industry (and this great Association) into the future.

Since 1914, we have had a long history of remarkable leaders that have contributed their time, energy, and expertise to the Association and its members.

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