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 03, 2014

8 Resources To Better Understand EPA’s Water Grab

EPA’s proposed rule expanding the federal authority of waters in the U.S. has the agricultural community concerned about the government’s reach on....More
Jun 02, 2014

10 Resources For Breeding Success

Every year, I dread when the semen sales rep makes his way to our house. It’s not that I’m not excited about the new genetic potential....More
May 29, 2014

4 Reasons Synching Your Cows Pays Off

We’re just finishing up the breeding season on our operation, utilizing artificial insemination (AI) and estrus synchronization (ES) to get heifers....More
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May 28, 2014

3 McDonald’s Headlines Worth Reading, The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Seeing the golden arches of McDonald’s can elicit different responses in different people. The burgers are famous around the world for being....More
May 27, 2014

SHARE THIS: 5 Tips To Grill The Perfect Steak

I recently read an article in the New York Times entitled, “Steak That Sizzles On The Stovetop” by Julia Moskin. In the article, Moskin admits that....More
May 26, 2014

Happy Memorial Day; PLUS: Beef Recipes To Jazz Up Your Holiday Grilling

It’s Memorial Day weekend and, for a lot of folks, it’s time for recreational tasks like cleaning up the boat to head to a lake somewhere to enjoy....More
May 22, 2014

Where Do You Take Your BEEF Magazine?

Where do you read your BEEF Magazine? We are looking for your fun photos of you and your family enjoying our print publication. Share them with us!....More
May 21, 2014

5 BuzzFeed Lists Showcasing Consumers’ Love For Cattle

While ranchers already know how great the cattle industry is, some consumer websites are discovering just how wonderful bovines are, as well. Here....More
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
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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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