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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Mar 31, 2016

Beef is making a comeback in 2016

Americans will eat more beef in 2016 thanks to reduced prices, according to USDA estimates. Here’s what this means for cattle producers....More
Mar 30, 2016

4 steps for properly tube feeding colostrum in first 24 hours

Tube feeding a newborn calf can be tricky. Here are four tips to avoid trouble when administering colostrum through a tube and ensuring the long-term....More
Mar 29, 2016

Sign petition to allow Teicholz to speak at National Food Policy Conference

Today’s blog post alerts beef producers about how Nina Teicholz, author of “The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy....More
Mar 28, 2016

How to achieve the ideal calving window

A recent beefmagazine.com poll asks, “Have you changed your calving dates?” Here are a few tips for adjusting the timing of your calving season....More
Mar 24, 2016

NEW photo contest celebrating spring begins today!

BEEF is welcoming spring with a new photo contest celebrating the season. Enter for your chance to win VISA gift cards and BEEF art prints!....More
Mar 23, 2016

Cosmo magazine lists 6 ways vegetarianism can seriously mess you up

A popular consumer magazine promotes six ways eating animal protein helps to keep us healthy, and six ways being a vegetarian can cause serious....More
Mar 22, 2016

Protein is crucial for aging ranchers to avoid sarcopenia

An article appearing in the Institute of Food Technologists showcases the importance of animal and dairy proteins to avoid muscle loss in the aging....More
Mar 21, 2016

Ag gala brings food producers & consumers together

Here's why the entire agricultural industry should come together as a group to regain consumer trust and confidence in U.S. food producers....More
Mar 17, 2016

ATV accident serves as a reminder to ranchers to be safe this spring

The beef industry lost a great cattle woman this week, serving as a reminder to all of us to be safe on the ranch and to hold your loved ones tight....More
Mar 16, 2016

How do we attract more people to agricultural careers?

The agricultural industry is short more than 20,000 individuals for the 57,900 jobs available. A new study shows only 9% of millennials are....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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