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 Nov 27, 2014

4 Fun Facts About Thanksgiving Dinner; PLUS: Details About A NEW Contest

We hope you enjoy the day with family, friends and good food. As you count your blessings this Thanksgiving Day, here are four fun facts about the....More
in BEEF Daily Nov 26, 2014

Why Ranchers Are Feeling Optimistic & Looking To Produce Better Beef

As ranchers enjoy record-high cattle prices, we must work harder to produce a high-quality beef product that consumers are willing to pay for....More
in BEEF Daily Nov 25, 2014

6 Tips For Buyers & Sellers At A Cattle Sale

Fall cattle sales offer opportunities for ranchers to expand by purchasing open and bred females. Here are six tips from Bob McClaren, founder and....More
in BEEF Daily Nov 24, 2014

5 Tips On How To Include A Family Member With Memory Issues At Thanksgiving

Ranching families typically consist of multiple generations. As the eldest generation ages, challenges can sometimes follow. Dementia expert Kerry....More
in BEEF Daily Nov 20, 2014

3 Positive Reads About People Fighting Hunger

It’s estimated that one in four children, and one in eight adults, in the U.S. go to bed hungry at night. While food production isn’t an issue in the....More
in BEEF Daily Nov 19, 2014

5 Good Reads Addressing Concerns About Antibiotics In Animal Agriculture

An article claiming antibiotic use in animal agriculture is causing people to gain weight has gone viral online. Today’s blog addresses the....More
in BEEF Daily Nov 18, 2014

3 Questions To Ask About The “Humanely Raised” Meat Label

A consumer survey shows 94.9% of Americans are very concerned about farm animal welfare, and 74% would pay more for a humanely raised food label....More
ranching as a family -- tips for success
in BEEF Daily Nov 17, 2014

5 Tips For Success In The Family Business

Ranching is oftentimes a family business. Here are five tips to a successful business and happy family from Henry Hutcheson, author of “Dirty Little....More
in BEEF Daily Nov 13, 2014

Meet The 5 Readers Who Win Prizes On Today’s Blog!

The word “home” conjures up a lot of different sentiments among ranchers. To some it’s spending time with the family. For others its working cattle,....More
in BEEF Daily Nov 12, 2014

A Tribute To David Stoecklein: PLUS: Win A Stoecklein Coffee Table Book

Today we say goodbye to ranch photographer David R. Stoecklein; plus, we will honor him tomorrow by giving away three of his coffee table books....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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