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GIM News Summer 2012

J. Antognini

You are coming to the Fair?!

The theme for the 2012 Marin County Fair is Always Fresh, Fun & Local. This will be a wonderful celebration of Marin agriculture’s past, present and future.  The Grown In Marin exhibit will combine fascinating historical artifacts with entertaining hands-on projects.  You won’t want to miss any of it.

Marin’s Agrarian Roots - Many of the innovations and advances Marin’s farmers and ranchers made for herd health, increased butter fat in milk, and pasture management, began in the early part of the 19th century.  M.B. Boissevain, Marin’s first University of California Cooperative Extension Advisor, was instrumental in facilitating these improvements.   Fortunately, he documented these changes in large format photographs which will premiere at the fair in the exhibit Marin’s Agrarian Roots.

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