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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Feb 17, 2015

Share: 6 budget-friendly ways to save on beef

Here are six tips to save on beef purchases, courtesy of the beef checkoff. Share these tips on social media to keep consumers coming back for more....More
Feb 16, 2015

5 tips for getting better sleep during calving season

When burning the midnight oil during calving season, use these five tips to ensure you’re getting sufficient sleep to function well....More
Feb 12, 2015

Alert: Proposed dietary guidelines approve of cholesterol, not saturated fat

The proposed 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans gives thumbs up to the cholesterol found in eggs and shrimp but two thumbs down for the saturated....More
Feb 11, 2015

4 beef headlines: heart-healthy beef cuts, jobs for FFA kids & more

Industry chatter this week has been largely positive, and the blogosphere has been busy praising the lessons learned in 4-H and FFA youth programs....More
Feb 09, 2015

5 reasons why it pays to be an agricultural grad

Hey students, want a great career? Look to agriculture. It’s an exciting time to be in this industry. Here are five reasons why it pays to be an ag....More
Feb 05, 2015

Video offers 4 painful reminders of the importance of farm safety

Accidents can happen in the blink of an eye. Real-life farmer and rancher testimonies remind us all that farm safety is critical to avoid injury and....More
Feb 04, 2015

7 trends show consumers still want beef

There are many factors that are playing a role in today’s record-high beef prices, including a smaller U.S. beef herd and an ongoing drought. However....More
Feb 03, 2015

6 ways to follow the 2015 Cattle Industry Convention

The 2015 Cattle Industry Convention and Trade Show kicks off today in San Antonio, Texas, and the BEEF magazine editorial team will be out in force....More
Feb 02, 2015

5 ways young producers are at risk; plus: 4 tips to track family & business expenses

Here are some financial tips from an ag economist and ag lender for young producers....More
Jan 29, 2015

3 tips for reducing mud during the spring thaw

Spring weather is a welcome reprieve from the cold winter months, but the warmer temperatures also bring mud. Here are three tips for reducing mud....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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