David Lewis and Dewey Livingston present M.B. Boissevain Marin’s First Farm Advisor – Historical Photographs of Marin’s Agrarian Roots ($25.00). From the 1920s to 1940s, America enjoyed what is known as the “Progressive Era” of agriculture. Here in Marin, Marret Burridge Boissevain began service in 1920s as the first UC Farm Advisor.
Working with local farm families, he collaborated on advancements for dairy herd health, pasture productivity, and other on-farm advancements. He also was a prolific photographer, documenting these pioneering family farmers and their endeavors. These magnificent images provide a unique opportunity to embrace Marin's agrarian roots and present bounty, as well as take an intimate look at what life was like for Marin ranchers and farmers during the early twentieth century.
David Lewis is the UC Cooperative Extension Director and Marin’s Sixth Farm Advisor.