Farming is complex and ever evolving. And once farmers have their crops in the ground, they protect their investment through aerial application, or crop dusting, of pesticides, fungicides and fertilizers.

Locally, Benoit Aerial Spraying Inc. in Kankakee helps farmers produce food and fiber for the world.

“Whether it’s fertilizing crops, killing bugs or taking care of fungus or disease, our job is to help farmers,” said David Kurtz, owner of Benoit Aerial Spraying, who began flying as a crop duster in 1991.

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