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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Is the term “farmer’s wife” out of date in 2015?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
May 19, 2015

Vote for your favorite summer grilling photo now

We announce the finalists in the “Summer Grilling” photography contest today; plus, help us select our champions!....More
May 18, 2015

Recruitment necessary to fill agricultural career opportunities

According to a study by the USDA, there are 60,000 available jobs in agriculture but only 35,000 graduates each year to fill them. If we want to....More
May 14, 2015

Family Ranching Series Part 2: 5 resources to help manage money expectations

Are you ready to add the next generation to the ranch? Here are five resources with questions to ask before making that big step....More
May 13, 2015

4 ways new app educates consumers about beef

A new app, created by the Tulare County CattleWomen, aims to educate consumers about beef. Download the app for free and let us know what you think....More
May 12, 2015

There’s still time to enter BEEF's “Summer Grilling” photo contest

During May Beef Month, we are hosting a “Summer Grilling” photo contest. There’s still time to enter to win a Greeley Hat Works hat. Check out today’....More
May 11, 2015

Celebrating my first Mother’s Day; PLUS: 6 must-read blogs worth sharing

Mother’s Day was Sunday, and this blog post includes six must-read blogs and photo galleries celebrating the special women in our lives....More
May 07, 2015

Family Ranching Series Part 1: Is your family ranching business prepared for a crisis?

In May, we are troubleshooting common challenges family cattle businesses face. This week, we focus on emergency planning. Is your ranch ready for a....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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