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Sara Schafer, editor of Top Producer magazine, grew up on a family farm where they raised hogs and cattle, along with soybeans, corn, wheat, milo and hay. Since joining Farm Journal Media in 2008, she has covered a broad range of topics pivotal to the success of U.S. farmers. In addition to being an award-winning content producer, she has played several key roles with the transformative relaunch of AgWeb.com, spearheaded the Farm Journal Legacy Project expansion in 2014 and greatly increased the flow of succession planning information to farmers. In 2017, she became the editor of LandOwner newsletter, a must-read for individuals who own farmland or plan to buy it. Sara graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a degree in agricultural journalism and a minor in agricultural economics. Sara and her husband reside in Columbia, Mo.