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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Sep 23, 2015

4 things to remember during National Farm Safety & Health Week

National Farm Safety and Health Week is this week. The annual event runs Sept. 20-26, and it’s a good time to remember to slow down, put safety first....More
Sep 22, 2015

VOTE NOW: 15 photo finalists depicting hard-working ranchers

We’ve selected 15 finalists in September’s “Hard-working beef producers” photo contest. Now it’s time to choose our winners. The finalist who....More
Sep 20, 2015

3 business tips for the ranching enterprise

Looking to tighten up your budget and expand new marketing opportunities? Check out these three business tips from industry experts....More
Sep 17, 2015

Don’t forget to enter BEEF’s “Celebrating Hard Working Cattle Producers” photo contest!

Don’t forget to enter the Greeley Hat Works “Celebrating Hard Working Cattle Producers” photo contest. To enter, email me at amanda.radke@penton.com....More
Sep 16, 2015

Miss America Betty Cantrell is a farm girl at heart

Miss America Betty Cantrell is a pageant girl with agricultural roots. Find out how she’s subtly advocating for farmers and ranchers on today’s blog....More
Sep 15, 2015

SHARE THIS: Video shows how antibiotics are used in agriculture

The North American Meat Institute (NAMI) released a new video that explores how antibiotics are used in livestock production. The topic of antibiotic....More
Sep 14, 2015

How the checkoff is promoting beef through the 30 Day Protein Challenge

The beef checkoff is funding the 30 Day Protein Challenge, a fun, motivational way to encourage consumers to eat more protein throughout their day to....More
Sep 10, 2015

10 traits of a hard-working rancher; PLUS: Reader photos of ranches at work

BEEF and Greeley Hat Works are sponsoring a September photo contest celebrating hard-working American cattle producers. Check out details for how to....More
Sep 08, 2015

3 ways young families benefit ranching communities

A recent study conducted by the USDA Economic Research Service found reasons young families may or may not move back to rural communities. For those....More
Sep 08, 2015

Auction markets are plentiful in my neck of the woods; how about yours?

This week’s poll on beefmagazine.com asks, “Do you have a nearby auction market?” With declining cattle numbers, a Texas 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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