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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Jun 19, 2014

TV Show “Parks & Recreation” Promotes Beef In Big Way

Although I’m not a big TV watcher, I do make a point to keep up with a few favorites. In our household, it’s “Parks....More
herd bull health tips
Jun 18, 2014

How Is A Herd Bull Like A Baseball Player?

Here are five resources to make sure your bull battery is ready to perform this breeding season....More
buying cheaper beef
Jun 17, 2014

3 Cheaper Beef Cuts That Can Satisfy Cravings Without Breaking The Bank

Tight beef supplies and big beef demand overseas have created a perfect storm for cattle producers. The bright side is beef cattle prices are at an....More
Jun 16, 2014

It’s Time To Gear Up For Team Beef Events!

The cold winter months might have kept you from hitting the gravel and logging in some miles. However, now that June is finally here, it’s time to....More
fly control tips for beef producers
Jun 12, 2014

What Is The Best Way To Keep Flies At Bay?

Here are four ways to manage flies this summer....More
pasture turnout tips for cattlemen
Jun 11, 2014

Time For Pasture Turnout! PLUS: 7 Resources For Grazing Success

With cow-calf pairs out on pasture, here are seven resources for grazing success....More
Jun 10, 2014

7 Lessons I Want To Teach My Ranch Baby

As I write this in preparation of taking a brief maternity leave from blogging, I’m overjoyed about the upcoming arrival of our first baby. Tyler and....More
beef promotions from beef readers
Jun 09, 2014

2 Readers Share Their Successful Beef Promotions

Two readers exemplify beef advocacy at its finest and share blog posts and infographics that aim to educate consumers about beef....More
michelle obama's school lunch program
Jun 05, 2014

Michelle Obama’s School Lunch Program Under Fire Again

The First Lady pushes for more health reform in school lunch programs, but receives plenty of backlash for her lobbying efforts....More
Jun 04, 2014

10 Ways A Country Wedding Is Different Than Other Weddings

My sister Courtney married her sweetheart Riley last Friday. The wedding was picture-perfect, and as I watched these two exchange their I-dos, I knew....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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