The ASB MAGS Farm has been an integral part of Mount Albert Grammar School since 1932, when the Bank purchased the land and leased it back to the School at a peppercorn rental, and has now gifted it back to the school in entirety. You can read more about the history of the farm here
It is currently an 8.1 hectare working farm featuring a variety of livestock and a classroom centre, educating 160 students annually from Years 10-13 in Agricultural and Horticultural Science and AgriBusiness.
The ASB MAGS Farm Advisory Committee has been established representing the Ministry of Primary Industries and key industry partners such as KPMG and Fonterra, to assist with the development of the farm. Day to day education on the farm will continue as usual.
The MAGS Foundation will work with the committee as it fundraises to fund and enhance the farm land. The aim is to educate more Auckland students and the wider community about the primary sector and its career opportunities, to help meet a growing demand for tertiary graduates to help steer one of the country’s largest export industries into the future.
In concert with that, the farm itself will be redeveloped with improved fencing, pasture, drainage, irrigation and land management, and cleaner waterways with native plantings.