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 05, 2016

4 facts about millennial barbecues

What’s the cost of an American barbecue in 2016? It depends. If you’re a millennial, it might cost a lot more than the traditional backyard grill out....More
Jul 04, 2016

Political musings from a cattle rancher on Independence Day

As we celebrate the land of the free and the home of the brave, BEEF Daily Editor Amanda Radke also weighs in on the nation’s current problems and....More
Jun 30, 2016

3 key principles for summer grazing management

Want to extend the life of your summer pastures? Here are three grazing management principles to follow....More
Jun 29, 2016

8 resources to combat negative assumptions about grain-fed beef

An op-ed column featured in the LA Times slams feedlots and conventional beef production. Here are eight resources to help set the record straight....More
Jun 28, 2016

Meat must stay on the military menu

The House of Representatives says no to activist pressures to eliminate meat options on Mondays for our men and women in the Armed Forces....More
Jun 27, 2016

SD Prime Time Gala raises $212,000 to stock food pantries with beef

The South Dakota Prime Time Gala has raised more than a half million dollars in three years to purchase beef for Feeding South Dakota....More
Jun 23, 2016

6 popular grilling trends for summer 2016

What are this season’s hot barbecue trends? Belmont Meats explores what consumers are looking for when they fire up the grill this summer....More
Jun 22, 2016

How U.S. ag is a global leader and why consumers should care

American agriculture is a competitive global leader resulting in an abundance of safe, healthy, affordable food, but do our consumers know or care?....More
Jun 21, 2016

Oklahoma will vote on right to farm this November

Oklahoma farmers and ranchers will face HSUS head on as the agricultural industry attempts to pass a Right to Farm measure on the ballot this....More
Jun 20, 2016

Introducing a new baby cowboy to the ranch

It’s a baby cowboy for BEEF Daily blogger Amanda Radke!....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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