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Buddy Leger


In 1965, C.M. “Buddy” Leger, treasurer, began shipping watermelons throughout Florida, Georgia, Indiana, and Missouri.  His dream was to produce the highest quality watermelons in the southeast.  In the early 1980’s, he and other industry leaders saw a need for watermelon research and promotion.  They founded the National Watermelon Promotion Board.  After years of hard work and dedication, Buddy handed the business over to his son, Greg Leger.  In 2001, Melonsales Inc. renamed itself Leger & Son, Inc.