Sara Schafer, editor of Top Producer magazine, was raised on a family farm where they produced 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 American farmers. In addition to being an award-winning content producer, she has played several key roles with the transformative relaunch of AgWeb.com, she spearheaded the Farm Journal Legacy Project expansion and increased the flow of succession planning information to farmers. Sara graduated from the University of Missouri–Columbia with a degree in agricultural journalism and a minor in agricultural economics. She, her husband and their daughter live in Columbia, Mo.