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 23, 2015

3 ways to balance out the Meat Free Week conversations

Vegan activists are promoting a “Meat Free Week” March 23-29, 2015. Here are three ways to balance out the conversation....More
Mar 19, 2015

Where’s the beef? Unless we act, it won’t be in American diets

The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee’s recommendation to avoid red meat is based on outdated nutritional science and an erroneous assumption....More
Mar 19, 2015

4 great ways ABC’s The Bachelor Chris Soules is putting ag in the national spotlight

ABC’s The Bachelor Chris Soules is using his 15 minutes of fame as “Prince Farming” to be an advocate for agriculture. Here are four reasons to root....More
Mar 17, 2015

How does the beef checkoff help your ranching operation?

The national beef checkoff program, along with Yamaha, has launched a new Facebook contest. Weekly prizes will be awarded, with one winner claiming....More
Mar 17, 2015

4 ways to celebrate National Ag Day today!

Today is National Ag Day. Here are four ways to promote agriculture, celebrate the nation’s farmers and ranchers, have important discussions about....More
Mar 16, 2015

10 tips for keeping first-calf heifers in tip-top shape

First-calf heifers require special management to maintain body condition scores, grow a healthy calf, and breed back. Here are 10 tips for keeping....More
Mar 12, 2015

SHARE this: 5 resources that debunk the red meat and cancer link

The International Agency for Research on Cancer will soon be determining whether red meat and processed meats cause cancer. Labeling beef as a....More
Mar 10, 2015

7 questions ranchers should ask in any negotiation

More than land and cattle, ranching is a business. Become a better negotiator for your business dealings by utilizing these seven questions....More
Mar 10, 2015

Grab your camera! Enter our "Bellied Up To The Feedbunk" contest today

Send us your best photos of cattle bellied up to the feed bunk for a chance to win a Greeley Hat Works hat. Check out today’s blog for details on how....More
Mar 09, 2015

Cattlemen promote beef, raise money to supply food banks with protein

South Dakota cattlemen to host a June 27 concert to help local food banks and promote the state’s beef industry....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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