- Issue date: 20/06/2014
- Printing Process: Offset
- Paper: Engomado
- Size of stamp: 40,9 x 28,8 mm
- Sheet effects: 25
- Postal value of the stamps: 0.54 €
- Print run: 250.000
- Theme: Cuerpo de Ingenieros Agrónomos
Under the generic title General Bodies of State Administration, two stamps are being issued, dedicated respectively to the Body of Civil and Port Engineers and the Body of Agricultural Engineers.
In the reign of Isabel II, when Manuel Alonso Martínez was Minister of Public Works, the Body of Agricultural Engineers came into being following the royal decree of 1855, which established the Central School for Agriculture on the La Flamenca estate, belonging to the Royal Estate of Aranjuez (Madrid). Teaching was separated into two sections: science, aimed at the engineers, and technology, for the experts. In 1866, a new department for the training of agricultural foremen was added. Two years later, it was decided to wind up the original school and in 1869 it was agreed to transfer it to Madrid to the La Florida or Moncloa estate. A royal decree in 1876 introduced a new admissions system and the institution was renamed the College of Agricultural Engineering, at the same time as the School of Agricultural Technicians was created. Over the years, different fields of study and agricultural training specialities have been established, and research is now considered to be one of the activities at the School of Agricultural Engineering.