Sara Schafer

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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.
Sara Schafer

Recent Stories by Sara Schafer

Farmers

6 Tactics for Effective Leadership

Feb 25, 2019 by Sara Schafer
Whether you manage one employee or a team or serve in your community or a commodity group, leadership is about investing in those around you. Little actions, such as the ones listed below, can equal big results.
millennials

5 Millennial Management Tips

Feb 20, 2019 by Sara Schafer
Whether you are managing millennials or you are a millennial leader responsible for guiding a group of employees in day-to-day operations on your farm, generational differences shouldn’t be ignored.
Steve Lerch

3 Transformational Food Movements

Feb 01, 2019 by Sara Schafer
The rise of farmer’s markets to home-delivery meal kits to niche brands claiming gluten-free and sunshine-fed products are just a few clues the food landscape is cluttered, confusing and changing.