Dr. Marin Harbur is a native of New York State. She attended Grinnell College (Iowa) as an undergraduate. She also holds M.S. and Ph.D degrees in Agronomy — the science of growing crops while sustaining the environment, from Iowa State University.
Marin works full-time as a data analyst for Land O Lakes. She is also a part-time Lecturer in Agronomy at Iowa State University, where she teaches a graduate course in statistics. She lives with her family in Lima and works remotely in both positions.
Marin has analyzed countless studies, authored a dozen articles, taught hundreds of students, and secured over $1.5 million in grant awards to support her work in agriculture.
Marin is active in the Lima community, participating in Altrusa International of Lima, Lima SPROUTS (an urban agriculture initiative), Rotary International of Lima, and her synagogue, Temple Beth Israel Shaare-Zedek. She also serves on the Agriculture Committee for the Allen County Chamber of Commerce.
She is proudest, though, of her wife of 22 years and their two sons, ages 13 and 10. She loves to cook, listen to jazz and other improvisational music, and occasionally even reads for pleasure.