Amanda Radke is a fifth generation rancher from Mitchell, S.D., who has dedicated her career to serving as a voice for the nation’s beef producers. A 2009 graduate of South Dakota State University with a degree in agricultural communications, education and leadership, Radke served internships with USDA’s Ag Marketing Service in Washington, D.C. and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association in Denver. Her 2008 summer internship with BEEF magazine led to an ongoing blogger position for the BEEF Daily blog, where she provides timely industry news each week, Monday through Thursday. She’s the 2006 National FFA Extemporaneous Speaking champion and the 2006 National Beef Ambassador. In 2012, she was recognized as a Top 10 Beef Industry Leader by the Cattle Business Weekly. That same year, she was also featured on Media Industry News’ 2012 Top 15 People To Watch Under 30 list, for her work on the BEEF Daily blog. When she’s not writing or ranching, Radke is traveling the country speaking to agricultural groups about hot industry issues or reading her children’s book, “Levi’s Lost Calf,” at elementary schools. She married her collegiate meats judging teammate, Tyler, in 2010, and together, they have two children, Scarlett and Thorne.

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Jul 27, 2016

Washington Post needs to fact check before publishing another anti-meat article

The Washington Post takes aim at the beef industry again. Today’s blog breaks apart the misinformation presented, line by line....More
Jul 26, 2016

What makes the perfect cow?

We each have a vision of the perfect productive cow. Historically, cow trends have changed dramatically through the centuries; which direction will....More
Jul 25, 2016

3 ways animal rights activists have been targeting you this summer

Animal rights activists have been busy this summer -- targeting drivers on roadways, attendees at the Republican National Convention and even FFA....More
Jul 20, 2016

Keep your family, pets & cattle safe in the heat

Beat the heat with these safety tips for kids, cattle and pets....More
Jul 20, 2016

4 grilling tips from the pros

Want to achieve the perfect grill? Try these tips from the pros to prepare a steakhouse quality steak....More
Jul 19, 2016

Farmer suicide rates higher than veterans’

Suicide rates among farmers are the highest of any occupation, even veterans....More
Jul 18, 2016

How many generations are still involved on your ranch?

Is the senior generation still involved in your family ranch? This week’s poll wants to know!....More
Jul 14, 2016

3 tips to avoid early embryonic loss in cattle

Minimize these three stressors in order to avoid early embryonic loss in cattle this summer....More
Jul 13, 2016

Let’s eat beef: Red meat isn’t horrible, nor is it the enemy

From an article titled, “Meat is horrible” last week, to one titled, “Red meat is not the enemy” this week, here is what producers need to know about....More
Jul 12, 2016

Nation in crisis: It’s time to get back to our roots

As the nation continues to face turmoil and unrest, maybe it’s time we all get back to our roots, where hard manual work and a respect for all of God....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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