ESA was created over a century ago, in 1898, under the impetus of farming professionals in Western France. Our history and our values represent nearly 110 years of experience and development.
A founding principle: the human dimension The educational leadership was initially entrusted to the Jesuits (until the 1970s). To achieve excellence, the human dimension was emphasized, in addition to scientific and technical skills: - open mindedness, - respect and sharing ideas, - the common good We still hold these values very dear. Promotion 1950 Knowing how to evolve and innovate. To help our students "stay one step ahead" the ESA Group stays closely attuned to trends and changes. Thus, in the 20th century, we expanded to include: - international cooperation, research - correspondence courses since 1927, female agricultural college
A public service mission coupled with human values Since 1984, the French government has considered agricultural education as a public service. In 2002, the Board of Administration, composed of former students who have all become successful professionals, reaffirmed the values and missions of the ESA group. Our educational project, faithful to the founding commitment, has been set forth in a charter.
Excerpt: "To grow freely, we must engage in solidarity. The ESA Group aims to train men and women who are curious about the world, concerned about the common good, caring and attentive to the poor (...). We welcome those who seek training or professional advancement in agriculture, agribusiness and farming, as well as human values training, to help them achieve personal development and excellence."