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May 19, 2010

PETA Posts Offensive Billboard in My Backyard!

Oh no. Not in South Dakota! People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is hoping to make a statement in the Vermillion, SD area, sharing its....More
May 18, 2010

Twilight Star Taylor Lautner Shapes Up For Movie with Beef

I have a confession to make: I'm a huge Twilight fan. I read all four books in college during my four-day Thanksgiving break weekend, and I will also....More
May 17, 2010

Things Are Looking Up!

It's another beautiful day here in South Dakota. The sun is shining, the pastures are greening up and we took our first load of cow-calf pairs out to....More
May 13, 2010

Spread the Word: "Eat Steak, Stay Slim"

It's the secret beef producers are already well aware of: lean beef is a healthy addition to well-balanced diet. With 29 lean cuts of beef, there are....More
May 12, 2010

Off-The-Farm Follies: A Homeless Woman And a Pigeon

The summer after my freshman year of college, I had an internship in Washington D.C. with USDA's Agriculture Marketing Service in the Livestock and....More
May 11, 2010

Do You Go The Extra Mile In Animal Care?

Although I have grown apart from my old high school friends, we still manage to get together once in awhile. Over the weekend, I met up with some of....More
May 10, 2010

The Elephant in the Room: Corn, Ethanol, Livestock Production

In the last couple of years, it seemed new ethanol plants were popping up faster than thistles in a neglected pasture. The promise for corn producers....More
May 06, 2010

Billboards Aim To Share Agriculture Story

It looks like agriculture could learn a thing or two from the animal rights groupies about the importance of a well-placed billboard. This....More
May 05, 2010

Take the National BEEF RUNNER Month Challenge

In just 10 days, I will be returning to the Brookings Half-Marathon to compete. My sister and I joined Team ZIP last year and ran our first 13.1-mile....More
May 04, 2010

Celebrate Beef Month with Checkoff "Profiles" Campaign

At our operation, we are busy spring cleaning, getting ready for my sister's high school graduation, gearing up to take cows to pasture in the....More
May 03, 2010

And The Winners Are...

You entered your favorite baby calf photos, 10 finalists were selected by our judges, and you voted for your favorites. The competition was fierce,....More
Apr 29, 2010

Meet Madison Dobbins, A Teenage Champion For Animal Agriculture

Today, I would like to introduce all of you to a very inspirational young lady. Her name is Madison Dobbins, a 16-year-old ball of fire who is....More
Apr 28, 2010

I'm Agriculture Proud! Are You?

Ryan Goodman, a senior at Oklahoma State University, has a passion for agriculture and he wants the world to know it. Goodman established a group on....More
Apr 27, 2010

Professor Debunks Beef Myths

I think beef producers are getting the hang of this advocacy thing. From social networks to traditional letters to the editor, agriculture is making....More
Apr 26, 2010

Baby Calf Photo Finalists! Vote Today!

It’s what you’ve all been waiting for - the finalists for the BEEF Daily Baby Calf Photography Contest have been selected, and it’s your turn to....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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