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 20, 2014

TV Chef Jamie Oliver Should Be Served A Slice Of Humble Pie

British chef and TV personality Jamie Oliver gets a dose of his own medicine after slamming food safety practices in the U.S....More
May 19, 2014

Ranch Mom Photography Contest Winners; PLUS: 3 Mom Stories From Readers

We’re tipping our hats to ranch moms this month, thanking them for their love, guidance, support, good cooking, and great cattle handling skills. It....More
May 15, 2014

FFA Member Earns Spot In “The Voice” Finale

Although we’ve been busy fixing fence and hauling pairs to pasture the last couple of weeks, when Tyler and I get in the house at dark, we try to....More
May 14, 2014

Should PETA Be Allowed To Memorialize Animal Deaths On Roadsides?

I recently received an email from a reader who has family from the town of Berne, NY. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is fighting....More
May 13, 2014

5 Tips For Grazing Oat Pastures This Spring

Oats can offer a high-quality grazing option for spring and early summer, but getting the most out of this forage can be tricky. I’ve rounded up 10....More
May 12, 2014

10 Best “Ranch Mom” Photos; Voting Ends Noon Friday

Although Mother's Day has come and gone, we have been busy this month tipping our hats to ranch moms. We kicked off the month of May with a photo....More
May 08, 2014

3 Ways Beef Is Making A Comeback With Consumers

It’s always exciting to see positive information about beef being shared in the news. Such articles are good for consumers, who are seeking....More
May 07, 2014

Readers Share Mom Memories; PLUS, The Perfect Song For Mother’s Day

After last month’s “Man’s Best Friend” photo contest received 180+ entries, we were excited to launch a second contest. We amped up the prizes ($100....More
May 06, 2014

From One Rancher To Another: Be Proactive About Preventing Skin Cancer

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and before you stop reading this blog, thinking it’s an issue of no concern to you, think again. According to the....More
May 05, 2014

3 Ways To Celebrate May Beef Month

The month of May brings a lot of fun things on the ranch. It’s time to breed cows, make plans for summer grazing, haul cow-calf pairs to pasture,....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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