Ron Buescher, a University of Arkansas food science professor, recently received the Pickle Packers International Inc. 2012 Hall of Farm Award for his 34 years of pickled vegetable research.
His research has looked at improving pickled vegetable product quality and market life as well as finding new ways to reduce waste in the pickling process, according to a news release.
Of the 34 years, Buescher has spent 31 years overseeing the Pickle Prfoduct Evaluation Program in collaboration with Pickle Packers International.
The Hall of Farm Award, presented since 1955, recognizes individuals who make significant contributions to the advancement and protection of the pickle industry.
Pickle Packers International is a Washington, D.C.-based trade group that has represented the pickled vegetable industry since 1893.