“Food production is one of the greatest challenges, and greatest opportunities that the world faces. It is a massive privilege to be involved in the industry that will not only overcome these challenges, but will excel in doing so.” – Jack Keeys
Jack is currently studying a Bachelor of Management Studies majoring in Agribusiness and a Bachelor of Science majoring in Biological Sciences at the University of Waikato. Jack’s goal is to create a foundation for leadership in the primary industries, from which he intends to combine passions of business and science with the critical themes of innovation and true sustainability to assist in ensuring that New Zealand is renowned as the worlds’ premium primary producer. Since graduating Paeroa College as Head Boy in 2012, Jack have been fortunate enough to be awarded $52,000 worth of scholarships over the past three years. Horticulture New Zealand and Zespri have been large contributors to this. Jack is currently a member of the Executive Team for Social Innovation Waikato, NZIPIM Waikato branch and founder of Waikato University Science Students Association. He has also had the pleasure of working with incredible teams at Farmax Ltd, AgFirst Waikato and Hamilton Organic Recycling.
Jack’s belief is “the opportunity for ultimate success in the New Zealand primary industries is sitting right in front of us; we just have to be brave enough to step out and take it.”
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