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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in BEEF Daily Oct 23, 2014

3 Blogs That Show Why Raising Country Kids Rocks

Raising kids in the country offers many benefits. Here are three blogs that share the pros of having children grow up on the ranch....More
in BEEF Daily Oct 22, 2014

What Do You Think Of The National Geographic Take On Beef Production?

A National Geographic feature article offers an honest look about where beef comes from. Will this piece help or hurt the beef industry?....More
in BEEF Daily Oct 21, 2014

5 Tips For Getting The Most Cash For Your Cull Cows

The cull cow market is typically saturated in the late fall and early winter months. Cody Wright, South Dakota State University Extension beef....More
in BEEF Daily Oct 20, 2014

3 Reasons A DVM Should Head Up Our Ebola Response

If we want to shut down the ebola situation, perhaps we should appoint a veterinarian as the czar. Here are three things vets understand about animal....More
in BEEF Daily Oct 16, 2014

9 Reasons To Cull That Cow; PLUS: Why Preg-Checking Pays

John F. Grimes, Ohio State University Extension beef coordinator, lists nine reasons for culling a cow and examines the economics of keeping an open....More
in BEEF Daily Oct 15, 2014

4 Tips For Eliminating Weeds This Fall

While many cattlemen are busy weaning calves, preg-checking cows and harvesting crops this time of year, it can be easy to forget about pasture and....More
in BEEF Daily Oct 14, 2014

3 Resources For Crushing Beef Myths

After seeing six myths about beef that a vegan website has successfully written and shared thousands of times, BEEF Daily blogger Amanda Radke....More
in BEEF Daily Oct 13, 2014

What You Need To Know About The Beef Checkoff Drama

Citing what he says is the beef industry’s failed attempt to compromise and fix perceived issues within the checkoff program, USDA Secretary Tom....More
in BEEF Daily Oct 09, 2014

4 Beef Headlines: What Is Sustainable? Are Farmers Rich?

Keeping an eye on industry trends, here are four items worth reading this week. Trent Loos talks “sustainable beef.” A barbecue competition raises....More
in BEEF Daily Oct 08, 2014

Let’s Celebrate 4-H Week!

National 4-H week is Oct. 5-11, and today’s blog and newsletter pays homage to the youth program. BEEF summer intern Becky Church reflects on her....More
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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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