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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Jul 21, 2015

Satirical video sparks debate with Congress about healthy school meals

The nation’s school lunch program needs an overhaul, and the American Heart Association has created a satirical video to jumpstart conversations on....More
Jul 20, 2015

4 ag reads to kick off your Monday morning

From defending feedlots, to taking on Chipotle, to 4-H parents tackling county fair week and keeping kids busy on the ranch during summer, here are 4....More
Jul 16, 2015

Hay Talk Part 2: 6 resources for making haylage-in-a-day & bale grazing, processing

In week two of the “Hay Talk” series for July, BEEF Daily Editor Amanda Radke looks at two different methods to baling and feeding hay — haylage-in-a....More
Jul 15, 2015

Beef & GMOs Part 2: 5 facts about GMOs beef producers need to know

In week two of the “Hay Talk” series for July, BEEF Daily Editor Amanda Radke looks at two different methods to baling and feeding hay — haylage-in-a....More
Jul 14, 2015

3 ways Team Beef runners are making an impact

Team Beef members are great at promoting beef as a part of a healthy, active lifestyle to athletes and millennials. Here are three ways they are....More
Jul 13, 2015

Are beef producers prepared to defend GMOs?

Is consumer fear of GMOs an issue for beef producers? If so, how should the beef community respond? Today’s blog explores the issue and what beef....More
Jul 09, 2015

Hay Talk Part 1: Why cutting height and moisture levels matter

July is typically a busy month for baling hay; however, with excessive rains, some producers are finding it difficult to complete a first cutting....More
Jul 08, 2015

What you need to know about HSUS vs. Indiana Sen. Brent Steele

The Humane Society of the United States is facing an investigation for wrongful fundraising tactics in Indiana. What does this mean for America’s....More
Jul 07, 2015

New Facebook group showcases the many hats farmers & ranchers wear each day

A new Facebook group called “Farm Hats” is an “online coffee shop” that connects producers and consumers while sharing the agricultural story about....More
Jul 06, 2015

3 ways a veterinarian can benefit your ranch; PLUS: New poll asks how often you consult with your vet

This week’s poll asks, “How do you utilize the professional services your veterinarian offers?” Plus, BEEF Daily Editor Amanda Radke lists three ways....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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