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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May 05, 2015

NEW Contest: Let’s kick off May Beef Month with grilling photos

Just in time for May Beef Month, we are kicking off a summer grilling photo contest! Two winners will each take home a Greeley Hat Works cowboy hat,....More
May 04, 2015

5 good reads about Chipotle’s bad move to ban GMOs in its stores

Last week, the burrito chain Chipotle announced that it would no longer serve GMOs in its stores. Here are five good reads worth checking out about....More
Apr 30, 2015

Grazing Series Part 5: Be a good neighbor & maintain your fences with these 3 tips

The grazing season is already underway in some parts of the country and just around the corner for others, but are your fences ready to hold the....More
Apr 29, 2015

Why I disagree with Temple Grandin on reteaching predator instincts in cattle

Temple Grandin recently generated some controversy over her comments that ranchers need to reteach their herds to have better protective instincts....More
Apr 28, 2015

4 tips for dry-lotting beef cattle

Concerned about having enough forages to get through the 2015 summer grazing season? Many producers are considering semi-confinement, or “....More
Apr 25, 2015

3 must-read beef headlines to kick off your Monday morning

This week’s roundup of positive beef headlines includes five myths debunked, a former vegetarian praising the sustainability of beef cattle....More
Apr 23, 2015

Grazing Series Part 4: 7 resources for pasture management in times of drought

Is a serious drought looming, and are you ready for one? In the fourth installment of our April Grazing Series, we revisit seven BEEF magazine....More
Apr 22, 2015

4 Earth Day blogs worth reading today

Earth Day is April 22, and this commemorative day offers a great opportunity to highlight how farmers and ranchers are stewards of the land. Here are....More
Apr 21, 2015

4 things to cross off your to-do list before breeding season begins

Are you sure your herd bulls are fertile? Have you administered pre-breeding vaccinations to the cows? Do you have plans to control parasites and....More
Apr 20, 2015

4 things ranchers need to know about preventing & treating grass tetany

Spring grazing brings the potential for grass tetany in cattle. Grass tetany mostly impacts mature cattle grazing lush grasses and is caused by a....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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