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 Dec 18, 2014

Champions selected in Greeley Hat Works’ photo contest

We’re wrapping up our Greeley Hat Works “Show Us Your HATitude” photography contest today. Find out who earned the champion and reserve honors in....More
in BEEF Daily Dec 17, 2014

Confusion about GMOs & hormones in milk and meat leads to advocacy moment

Even in rural communities, misconceptions about beef are still prevalent. Never miss an opportunity to be an advocate and educate consumers about....More
in BEEF Daily Dec 16, 2014

New video offers tax strategies for cattlemen

Once the clock strikes midnight on Dec. 31, it will be too late to implement any strategies to reduce your tax bill to Uncle Sam. Check out these tax....More
in BEEF Daily Dec 15, 2014

4 bloggers offer great Christmas gift ideas for ranch families

If you’re still shopping for Christmas, here are four lists that might help you choose the perfect gift for the meat lover, farmer, rancher,....More
in BEEF Daily Dec 11, 2014

Vote for your favorite photo; plus: view 75 images showcasing ranch families in action

Today we’re announcing the 15 finalists in our Greeley Hat Works’ photo contest. Vote for your favorite photograph to help select our champions....More
in BEEF Daily Dec 10, 2014

4 reasons why a barn is the heart of a good ranch

Traditional big, red barns are becoming obsolete as metal buildings take their place on farms and ranches. Here are four ways an old wooden barn is....More
in BEEF Daily Dec 09, 2014

5 out of 6 vegetarians eat meat again; plus: 2 beef cooking ideas to consider

A new survey shows of the 12% of Americans who have tried a vegetarian lifestyle, five out of six eventually go back to eating meat. In addition, the....More
in BEEF Daily Dec 08, 2014

Do high calf prices mean more gifts under your Christmas tree?

Christmas is just around the corner, and it’s a busy time with folks shopping for presents and preparing for holiday parties. Do you plan to spend....More
in BEEF Daily Dec 04, 2014

It’s Time To Show Us Your HATitude®!

Greeley Hat Works and BEEF magazine are hosting a photo contest. Find out how to enter to win a $300 cowboy hat; plus, check out the gallery of....More
in BEEF Daily Dec 03, 2014

4 Tips To Teach Kids The Value Of Money During The Holiday Season

With the holidays just around the corner, now is a good time to have a conversation with your kids about spending and saving money, as well as having....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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