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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Nov 20, 2014

3 Positive Reads About People Fighting Hunger

It’s estimated that one in four children, and one in eight adults, in the U.S. go to bed hungry at night. While food production isn’t an issue in the....More
Nov 19, 2014

5 Good Reads Addressing Concerns About Antibiotics In Animal Agriculture

An article claiming antibiotic use in animal agriculture is causing people to gain weight has gone viral online. Today’s blog addresses the....More
Nov 18, 2014

3 Questions To Ask About The “Humanely Raised” Meat Label

A consumer survey shows 94.9% of Americans are very concerned about farm animal welfare, and 74% would pay more for a humanely raised food label....More
ranching as a family -- tips for success
Nov 17, 2014

5 Tips For Success In The Family Business

Ranching is oftentimes a family business. Here are five tips to a successful business and happy family from Henry Hutcheson, author of “Dirty Little....More
Nov 13, 2014

Meet The 5 Readers Who Win Prizes On Today’s Blog!

The word “home” conjures up a lot of different sentiments among ranchers. To some it’s spending time with the family. For others its working cattle,....More
Nov 12, 2014

A Tribute To David Stoecklein: PLUS: Win A Stoecklein Coffee Table Book

Today we say goodbye to ranch photographer David R. Stoecklein; plus, we will honor him tomorrow by giving away three of his coffee table books....More
Nov 11, 2014

5 Steps To Winterize The Ranch

Winter seems to be giving some ranchers an early taste this year. It’s a good reminder to all ranchers to get things winterized before winter weather....More
Nov 10, 2014

4 Ways To Fight Food Insecurity In America

A new children’s book addresses the issue of food insecurity and reminds all of us to donate our time, talents and treasure this holiday season to....More
Nov 06, 2014

15 Finalists In The “Home Is Where You Hang Your Hat” Photo Contest Announced

Greeley Hat Works is offering two hats, one each to the champion and reserve champion photographers, in the contest, “Home is where you hang your hat....More
Nov 05, 2014

Cattleman’s Advice To Youth Should Be Passed On To Our Newly Elected Officials

John Boddicker, American Maine Anjou Association, recently offered some advice to youth meat judgers. In my opinion, his words should be shared with....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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