The family business began in 1912 when the current owners’ father and grandfather purchased the original "Rugby Farm" at the age of 19 years. He named it so because of his love of the football codes, both of which he played at a level well above the mean. It was also out of deference to his parents who left a district near the town of Rugby and near to the famous "Rugby School" in England to migrate in the late 1800’s and finally settled in Gatton, Queensland.
"Rugby Farm" has a long record of innovation and pioneered the use of irrigation in the Lockyer Valley being the first to use spray irrigation in 1924.
The present family management team of Rugby Farm Pty Ltd is a combination of youth and experience, built upon the wealth of knowledge and endeavour of three generations as they developed their vegetable industry. This team now responds to any big picture opportunities under its business expansion policy, which encompasses flexibility, supply chain communication and the constant upgrade of infrastructure.