A fifth-generation rancher from Mitchell, SD, Amanda grew up on a purebred Limousin cattle operation in which she and husband Tyler are active. She graduated with a degree in agriculture journalism from South Dakota State University and was active from a young age in advocacy for the U.S. beef industry. Perhaps you’ve heard the story of a young FFA member who led a walkout of several thousand members from a Carrie Underwood concert in 2006 in protest of the country singer’s anti-meat positions and association with the Humane Society of the U.S. That young person was Amanda. She’s the 2006 National FFA Extemporaneous Speaking champion, and the 2006 National Beef Ambassador. And she’s served previous internships with USDA’s Ag Marketing Service in Washington D.C, and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association in Denver, and BEEF magazine. On BEEF Daily, Amanda provides timely industry news and commentary from the unique perspective of a young professional committed to a life in production agriculture and invites readers to join in the discussion.

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5 ways cattle improve environment
Jul 24, 2014

5 Ways Cattle Help The Environment

A recent article suggests that going meatless will help the planet. However, this myth doesn’t have much meat on its bones. Cattle can help improve....More
national hot dog day
Jul 23, 2014

National Hot Dog Day Is A Great Day To Promote Beef

July 23 is National Hot Dog Day, which is the perfect time to promote all-beef hot dogs and brats. Learn more about America’s love of the hot dog and....More
Jul 22, 2014

3 Ways People Are Loving Beef This Week

Animal fats and proteins are now considered health foods by many nutrition experts. Find out how the rising star, beef, is getting some positive....More
Jul 21, 2014

Why Ranchers Should Care About The Documentary “Cowspiracy”

A new documentary entitled, “Cowspiracy,” paints the beef business in a very negative light, citing cattle as the sole reason we have sustainability....More
miranda lambert & carrie underwood differ on farming support
Jul 17, 2014

Miranda And Carrie – Which One Holds 'Somethin’ Bad' For Ranchers?

Country music sensations Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood have a few things in common. However, there’s one big difference between the duo --....More
Jul 16, 2014

4 Feel Good Stories: Peterson Bros, Steer Auction, Burger Facts & Ranching Memories

Too often, beef is portrayed in the media in a negative light, so it’s always nice to see positive stories make the headlines. Here are four stories....More
Jul 15, 2014

5 Ways Rodeos Can Help Connect City & Country

Rodeos are a public arena to showcase rural America. Cowboys and cowgirls, make sure to put your best foot forward at these events, so our consumers....More
veggie burgers
Jul 14, 2014

5 Beef Headlines: Test-Tube Burgers, Veggie Burgers, Beef Prices & More

From test-tube burgers and “meatful, meatless” burgers, to beef and nutrition news, to an HSUS lawsuit, here are five beef headlines worth reading....More
Jul 10, 2014

12 Reasons You Should Be Proud To Be A Hard Worker

“Dirty Jobs” host Mike Rowe shares his SWEAT Pledge, as part of a $1 million scholarship fund to get Americans back to work. The pledge is one that....More
Jul 09, 2014

What Can Ranchers Learn From A Hunting Cheerleader?

Hunting has been in the crosshairs of mainstream news lately as a result of hunter Kendall Jones posting images on Facebook of her big game hunts;....More
What's BEEF Daily?

BEEF Daily Blog is produced by rancher Amanda Radke, one of the U.S. beef industry’s top social media “agvocates.”

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