TAMPA, FLA. — At the Southeast Produce Council (SEPC)’s Southern Exposure March 9, the National Watermelon Promotion Board (NWPB) exhibited its Watermelon Learning Lab, an online education course for retail workers.

Juliemar Rosado, director of retail and international marketing at NWPB, said the virtual program a great way for retailers to provide training on watermelons to produce department employees without having to send them to an offsite training facility.

The training course is free to anyone interested in learning about watermelon cultivation, marketing, nutrition and more. Rosado said it is great for beginners or produce industry veterans who want a refresher.

Those who complete the course will receive an official Certificate of Completion from NWPB.

If you are ready to get started, you can watch the videos, download the study guides and take the quiz here.