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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Oct 09, 2014

4 Beef Headlines: What Is Sustainable? Are Farmers Rich?

Keeping an eye on industry trends, here are four items worth reading this week. Trent Loos talks “sustainable beef.” A barbecue competition raises....More
Oct 08, 2014

Let’s Celebrate 4-H Week!

National 4-H week is Oct. 5-11, and today’s blog and newsletter pays homage to the youth program. BEEF summer intern Becky Church reflects on her....More
Oct 07, 2014

NEW Poll Asks, “How Do You Wean Your Calves?”

Weaning time is in full swing across the country. This week’s online poll question at beefmagazine.com is: “How do you wean your calves?” Readers....More
Oct 06, 2014

3 Ways To Get Involved In The “Ag Provides” Campaign

One in eight Americans goes to bed hungry each night, but farmers and ranchers are working to end hunger by donating to local food pantries during....More
Oct 02, 2014

Remembering Atlas; PLUS: A Thank-You From SD Ranchers

As the anniversary of the October 2013 winter storm Atlas approaches, we remember those who were impacted by the deadly storm....More
Oct 01, 2014

Let’s Congratulate Our 2015 National Beef Ambassadors

The 2015 National Beef Ambassadors have been named following an intense competition that evaluated their abilities to promote beef, educate consumers....More
Sep 30, 2014

7 Steps To Moving & Penning Cattle With Dogs

Charles Long, Texas A....More
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Sep 29, 2014

What Are Corn Stalk Bales Worth?

Bruce Anderson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension forage specialist, evaluates the costs of putting up corn stalk bales....More
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Sep 25, 2014

Should You Be Worried About Cattle Ingesting Net Wrap?

Researchers at North Dakota State University evaluated five different hay bale-binding materials to see how easy cattle can digest if accidentally....More
Sep 24, 2014

4 Beef Headlines: Consumers & Animal Welfare, Cheeseburger Day, First Lady Takes You Shopping & HSUS Snags Another One

HumaneWatch.org is calling for a boycott of Discover. Michelle Obama wants to bribe you with movie tickets to buy healthy food at the grocery store....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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