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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
Apr 22, 2010

America's Farmers and Ranchers, Every Day Environmentalists

On my operation, we celebrate Earth Day every day by serving as environmental stewards. Annually, we do a lot of things that exemplify what Earth Day....More
Apr 21, 2010

Last Chance to Enter BEEF Daily Baby Calf Photo Contest!

I feel so fortunate to be invited to share calving season with all of the BEEF Daily readers. My email inbox has been swamped with photo entries from....More
Apr 20, 2010

Is It Animal Rights or Animal Welfare? For Me, It's Animal Care

The animal rights vs. animal welfare debate continues as agriculture finally stands up to the bad guys and reclaims its legacy. As the mud continues....More
Apr 19, 2010 Offers Custom Grazing Bulletin Board

Land is the one resource they aren't making any more of, and obtaining enough grass for your cattle is one of the biggest challenges producers face....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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