Marett Burridge (M. B.) Boissevain was Marin County’s first University of California Cooperative Extension Farm Advisor starting in 1920 His job was to reach out to farmers in the area (he covered Sonoma and Napa as well) and spread practical information and new farming methods. He brought with him progressive ideas and technological innovations, while advocating farmer cooperation. He served as an agronomist, community leader and photographer for 30 years. He wrote weekly columns for both the Marin County papers, the Marin Journal and the San Rafael Independent for 30 years until they merged in 1948. He was also an important member of the Marvelous Marin effort and had a daily agricultural program on KTIM, Marin’s rst radio station when it started in 1947.