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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May 26, 2016

How Michelle Obama’s nutrition facts label will impact you

First Lady Michelle Obama’s latest move to change food nutrition labels will hurt consumers, the economy and beef producers. Here’s why....More
May 25, 2016

How the media got it wrong about the euthanized Yellowstone bison calf

Tourists attempted to save an abandoned bison calf in Yellowstone, which was later euthanized by officials. Here are four things the media forgot to....More
May 24, 2016

Meat scientist praises health benefits of fat in grain-fed beef

A Texas A&M study proves the healthfulness of grain-fed beef in fighting diabetes and cardiovascular disease....More
May 23, 2016

How BQA could help grow relationships with consumers

Today’s consumer cares about beef quality, taste, nutrition, and safety. They also care about animal welfare, antibiotic use, and the health of the....More
May 19, 2016

Don’t miss the BQA contest happening now on Facebook!

Want to win great prizes while promoting best animal handling practices in beef production? Check out the National Beef Quality Assurance program’s....More
May 18, 2016

6 resources for buying bulls before breeding season begins

As bull buying season draws to a close, this week’s BEEF poll wants to know what metrics you use to select new herd sires....More
May 17, 2016

Where do leading presidential hopefuls stand on animal issues?

From farm policy to animal welfare issues, how do the presidential hopefuls stack up, and who will serve agriculture the best in the next four years?....More
May 16, 2016

4 tips for maintaining summer feedlots

Mud can reduce feed efficiency in feedlots by 13%. Here are four tips for maintaining summer lots when backgrounding or finishing cattle....More
May 12, 2016

3 considerations for fertilizing hay fields this spring

It’s not too late to fertilize hay fields this spring. Here are three things to think about before fertilizing....More
May 11, 2016

Culver’s launches 2nd annual essay contest to support FFA

Another reason to love Culver’s — they are sponsoring three FFA chapters to attend the National FFA Convention. To win, FFA members must submit a 1,....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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