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Jun 15, 2015

Why agriculture should be incorporated into math, science & reading curriculum1

Today’s blog explores how ranchers can get involved through their state’s Ag In The Classroom program to give teachers the tools they need to include....More
Jun 11, 2015

Summer Herd Health Part 2: 5 risk factors for summer pneumonia in calves

Summer pneumonia is among the most frustrating respiratory infections ranchers have to deal with in preweaned calves. Today’s blog looks at five risk....More
Jun 10, 2015

Peterson Farm Brothers team up with Culver’s to thank farmers

Popular agricultural advocates the Peterson Farm Brothers have created a new YouTube video titled, “Takin’ Care of Business.” Sponsored by Culver’s,....More
Jun 09, 2015

Which ag-accurate kids’ books do you love? PLUS: 2 farm book reviews6

Looking for agriculturally-accurate kids’ books can be a challenge. Today’s blog reviews two farm books children will love. Plus, we want your....More
Jun 08, 2015

3 talking points to explain agriculture’s water usage2

Agriculture’s water usage is in the spotlight as the ongoing drought in California raises concerns with consumers. Here are a few talking points to....More
Jun 04, 2015

Summer Herd Health Part 1: Symptoms of nutrient deficiencies; PLUS: 5 mineral supplementation tips1

When grass quality diminishes, cattle can quickly get nutrient deficiencies. Here are tips for mineral supplementation to maintain herd health during....More
Jun 03, 2015

4-H members are shining stars amongst America’s teens

While some kids are spending the lazy days of summer on the couch or by the pool, 4-H kids are dedicating their time to building leadership skills....More
Jun 02, 2015

4 lessons learned in my first year as a ranch mom

Being a ranch mom has its own set of challenges, but the rewards are also great. As her baby turns one, Amanda Radke reflects on her first year of....More
Jun 01, 2015

Is the term “farmer’s wife” out of date in 2015? Facebook weighs in1

A new poll on asks readers, What do you think of the term “farm wife” or “ranch wife?” We asked readers on Facebook what they think....More
May 28, 2015

Family Ranching Series Part 4: 10 ways to sabotage family estate transfer plans

Do you know that a recent survey shows that 58% of farm and ranch families list not having an estate plan in place as the biggest threat to their....More
May 27, 2015

Who won the “Summer Grilling” photo contest? PLUS: Voters selected to take home a coffee table book

We’re wrapping up the “Summer Grilling” photography contest today. Find out which two photographers won the grand prize of a Greeley Hat Works hat....More
May 26, 2015

Last call: Choose your favorite summer grilling photo now

Don’t forget to vote for your favorite “Summer Grilling” photograph before noon to be entered to win a coffee table book with photography by David....More
May 25, 2015

American Sniper movie shines light on fallen soldiers this Memorial Day2

This Memorial Day, we salute the fallen soldiers who sacrificed everything, so that we can be free. Today I share my thoughts on patriot and American....More
May 21, 2015

Family Ranch Series Part 3: Avoid these 3 mistakes when estate planning

Estate planning is a must for ranches to survive after the loss of a loved one. To avoid these three common mistakes, have a plan in place that will....More
May 20, 2015

New campaign promotes soil health; PLUS: 5 blogs on how cattle grazing helps soil

USDA’s “Hope in Healthy Soil” campaign promotes the importance of farmers and ranchers managing the soil to help the planet and feed the world. Share....More

Amanda Radke

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...
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