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Dec 05, 2012

Make Plans To Attend The Boilermaker In New York In 2013

Earlier this week, Jean O’Toole, representing the New York Beef Industry Council (NYBIC), spoke at the South Dakota Beef Industry Council meeting....More
estate planning
Dec 03, 2012

Is Your Estate Plan Up To Snuff?

Last week, the South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) and South Dakota State University hosted the first ever Beginner Farmer and Rancher....More
Dec 03, 2012

Step Outside Your Pasture Gate And Get Involved1

Today, I’m headed to my first South Dakota Beef Industry Council meeting as a member of the board of directors. I’m a representative from the South....More
Nov 28, 2012

Social Media -- Changing The Way Ranchers Do Business14

Yesterday, I attended the South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association’s 64th Annual Trade Show and Convention in Huron, SD. The day kicked off with an....More
Nov 27, 2012

My Thoughts And Prayers Go Out To The Bud Williams Family4

When you think about the gurus of low-stress livestock handling, the name of Bud Williams is likely high on your list. Renowned for his stockmanship....More
Nov 27, 2012

NEW Photo Contest Celebrates “Santa’s Little Ranch Helpers”2

I know it’s not December yet, but I’m already in the holiday spirit. I went Black Friday shopping last week and have already wrapped most of the....More
winter cattle feed tips
Nov 26, 2012

Stocking Up On Winter Cattle Feed1

Grazing cornstalks and cover crops are great ways to save money on costly winter beef cattle feed and hay. As the drought continues across the U.S.,....More
Nov 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving From My Ranch To Yours!4

Perhaps you’re reading this blog while drinking your morning cup of joe before heading out to do cattle chores. Or, maybe you’re sitting on the couch....More
Nov 21, 2012

Beef Is Just As Healthy As Turkey4

If you’re watching your waistline and looking for lean alternatives, don’t ditch beef this holiday season. Chances are your Thanksgiving turkey is....More
Nov 19, 2012

South Dakota Cattlemen's Holiday Beef Commercial Is Live!1

You might recall that a few weeks ago I talked about preparing to shoot a holiday commercial promoting beef. The television commercial will air on....More
Lauren Chase Cow & Cowboy
Nov 19, 2012

Caption This Photo For A Chance To Win A Copy Of “Big Sky Boots”185

Thanksgiving is this week, and if you’re like me, you’re busy preparing for the big holiday with family. It’s a time to be thankful for our many....More
limousin bred heifer in pasture
Nov 14, 2012

Ranchers Need Permanent Estate Tax Relief10

I celebrated my 25th birthday earlier this week at a small steakhouse in Letcher, SD. While enjoying steak tips and wine, one of our neighbors joined....More
Nov 14, 2012

North Dakota Votes To Protect Right To Farm3

Now that the dust has settled on the election, I have a little more time to evaluate the wins and losses of this political season. One of the issues....More
D.C. poitics after election
Nov 12, 2012

D.C. Politics: From The Farm Bill, To Fiscal Cliff, To The Estate Tax6

With the Democrats in control of the Senate and the Republicans having a stronghold in the House of Representatives, we likely can expect a gridlock....More
Shooting a holiday beef commerical
Nov 11, 2012

Filming A Holiday Beef Commercial1

I am a member of the South Dakota Cattlemen’s Auxiliary, which does beef promotions throughout the year. We donate beef roasts to food pantries for....More

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Amanda Radke is a fifth generation rancher from Mitchell, S.D., who has dedicated her career to serving as a voice for the nation’s beef producers. A 2009 graduate of South Dakota State...
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