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 17, 2016

ATV accident serves as a reminder to ranchers to be safe this spring

The beef industry lost a great cattle woman this week, serving as a reminder to all of us to be safe on the ranch and to hold your loved ones tight....More
Mar 16, 2016

How do we attract more people to agricultural careers?

The agricultural industry is short more than 20,000 individuals for the 57,900 jobs available. A new study shows only 9% of millennials are....More
Mar 15, 2016

PETA hates pet ownership; kills 1,456 cats & dogs in 2015

PETA photos of healthy puppies being euthanized are making the rounds online; plus, the organization admits to killing nearly 1,500 pets in 2015....More
Mar 14, 2016

5 ways to celebrate National Ag Week

National Ag Week kicks off this week. Here are some ideas for promoting farmers and ranchers in conjunction with the Ag Week celebrations....More
Mar 10, 2016

5 ways to prevent and treat grass tetany this spring

Grass tetany is a concern for producers during the spring crazy months. Here are five tips to prevent and treat grass tetany in the beef herd....More
Mar 09, 2016

3 consumer groups producers should strive to connect with

Moms, millennials and foodies — these three groups want to know more about beef production, but is the industry equipped to connect with them on....More
Mar 08, 2016

Dr. Oz knows beef makes good TV, but why do viewers believe him?

The Dr. Oz show attacks conventional beef production in a recent episode. How should the industry respond?....More
Mar 07, 2016

5 tips to make bull buying easier

Buying a new herd sire can be a stressful event. Here are five tips to make the selection process a bit easier....More
Mar 03, 2016

To communicate better on the ranch, take the time to listen

Listening is key when communicating in a multi-generation ranching operation....More
Mar 02, 2016

5 tips to do now to prepare for breeding success this summer

A successful breeding season starts with proper planning during calving season....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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