Ballance scholarship set to secure a bright future for local lad

A Pukekohe student, Jack Arthurs-Schopp is one of six who have been awarded a scholarship through Ballance Agri-Nutrients.

Jack who is currently studying a Bachelor of Science with a major in ecology and minor in agriculture at Massey University, was awarded the scholarship based on his commitment to the future success of our primary industries sector. After completing his degree, Jack plans to obtain a masters in the field of agriculture so he can pursue his passion for preserving New Zealand’s natural environment.

“As a nation who is dependent on its natural resources for many of its most lucrative industries such as agriculture and tourism, it is of utmost importance to the continuation of New Zealand’s economic success to introduce sustainable practices into all areas of the agricultural industry,” said Jack.

“As the agribusiness sector evolves we need fresh thinking from the next generation to help come up with new ways to do things more efficiently and produce more from less in a sustainable manner. It exciting to know that New Zealand’s agricultural future is in such good hands.” says Ballance Chief Executive, Mark Wynne

For the first time scholarship applications were open to all New Zealand secondary school students this year, including the families of Ballance shareholders, in a bid to encourage more urban students to recognise the diverse professions and opportunities in agribusiness.