At our annual convention we recognize members who have served the Association and its members with devotion, diligence, and enthusiasm. This year the award went to Greg Leger.
Greg grew up on the family farm which has become one of the leading growers and shippers of watermelon in the southeast. As the President of the company, Greg is committed to the continued excellence and growth of Leger & Son, Inc. This is evidenced in the mentoring relationships he has with his employees. He engages and involves them in every aspect of the business.
Jordan Carter, sales and marketing associate at Leger & Son, Inc, shares the following about Greg.
I will start by saying that he is an inspiration to me and my fellow co-workers because of his dedication to this business and his determination to prosper and grow. Greg is a believer in what he’s selling and his passion for the watermelon industry is incredible and immense. If you took a look at his schedule, you would see just how involved and committed he is to making a difference in agriculture altogether. He takes pride in his work and his employees. He makes us proud to be a part of Leger & Son for many reasons but mostly because he always does what’s right and true. It reminds us that honesty, goodness, and a whole lot of hard work are the key to success.
He once told me, ‘I may talk a little slower than others, but that doesn’t mean I can’t keep up.’ I would say, he maintains pretty good by proving to us that he’s a front-runner in this industry year after year.
Greg Leger’s commitment also extends to the success and future of the National Watermelon Association as well as the industry. He is a significant participant in leadership on the executive council, the nominating committee, and he is the Chair of the public affairs committee. He also is on the auction load, budget, promotions, research, NWPB liaison, and food safety committees.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank Greg Leger for his contributions and faithful service to the National Watermelon Association. Congratulations and thank you.