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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Jan 19, 2016

4 ways the beef industry should capitalize on consumer eating habits

Consumer eating and spending habits are always changing. A recent study conducted by the Institute of Food Technologists reveals ways the beef....More
Jan 18, 2016

3 steps for preparing for farm economy downturn

With 2015 net farm income forecast to have dropped 38.2%, here are three tips to survive the downturn in profitability in 2016....More
Jan 14, 2016

South Dakota teen wins Chopped Junior, promotes beef

A teen’s recipe for a beefy Hawaiian kale wrap earned her a trip to Washington, D.C. and the opportunity to compete on the Food Network’s Chopped....More
Jan 13, 2016

4 tips to prepare for calving season

As calving season draws near, here are four tips to help you prepare for new calves on the ground....More
Jan 12, 2016

New Dietary Guidelines for Americans unveiled; this rancher responds

The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans have been released. Did beef get enough share of the dinner plate?....More
Jan 11, 2016

5 tips for reducing forage waste this winter

Forage waste is costly and can lead to problems in the field or pasture where the hay is fed. Here are five tips to reduce hay waste and avoid these....More
Jan 07, 2016

Chipotle under federal investigation following norovirus outbreak

Chipotle has been served a subpoena in a federal investigation related to the norovirus outbreak, which sickened more than 150 people in Boston....More
Jan 06, 2016

Culver’s continues to endorse ag, support FFA

Since 2013, Culver’s has donated more than $1 million to FFA and other agricultural organizations....More
Jan 05, 2016

Demand for ag grads on the rise & what that means for ranching families

The world needs to eat, but who is going to do the job? Demand for agricultural graduates is on the rise, offering new incentives for students....More
Jan 04, 2016

5 things to know about cattle to be a better handler

Accidents can happen in the blink of an eye. When handling livestock, remember these five safety tips....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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