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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Aug 09, 2016

Chipotle sparks farmer outrage over soda cup

Three points we need to be making to consumers about Chipotle’s false claims regarding animal agriculture....More
Aug 08, 2016

4 tips for reseeding alfalfa fields this August

Early August is a good window for reseeding alfalfa fields. Here are four things to consider before planting....More
Aug 04, 2016

Leonardo DiCaprio becomes the face of anti-beef movement

Another liberal Hollywood star takes aim at beef consumption, blaming climate change on cattle....More
Aug 03, 2016

5 paths to success for U.S. meat producers

2015 brought growth to U.S. meat consumption, and beef is in the driver’s seat to move the needle even more through 2018. Here are five tips from....More
Aug 02, 2016

10 tips for avoiding baler & hay fires this summer

The hot, humid days of summer can lead to a spark in the hay field or a fire in the barn. Consider these 10 tips to minimize baler and stored hay....More
Aug 01, 2016

3 reads for parents & kids during the state fair season

State fair season is upon us. Let’s remember what showing cattle is really all about....More
Jul 28, 2016

5 ways to celebrate National Chili Dog Day

Grab a package of all-beef hot dogs, fire up the grill and get ready to celebrate National Chili Dog Day in style with these five popular recipes....More
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
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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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