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Sep 30, 2010

Prayers For The Krentz Family

I'm sure you all remember the story of Arizona rancher Robert Krentz who was killed in March on his own property 35 miles outside of the border town....More
Sep 29, 2010

Share This: Lean Beef And Your Health

A neighbor girl recently came back from college to spend the weekend at home. We ran into her at church, and she told me she was refraining from....More
Sep 28, 2010

What Do Local Shelters Think Of Good, Old HSUS?

What do local shelters think of the good, old Humane Society of the U.S. (HSUS)? That was the question posed to me when I spoke at the American Farm....More
Sep 27, 2010

Cows Are Depreciable Assets

I recently attended the Forestburg Farmers Elevator and Hubbard Feeds Fall Feeder Meeting and Steak Fry in Artesian, SD, just a few miles from our....More
Sep 23, 2010

Advice For New Land, Cattle Owners

The optimism of the cattle business in 2010 is spurring a growing number of novice land and cattle owners to try their hand in the trade, a decision....More
Sep 22, 2010

Ag Student Crashes HSUS Meeting In South Dakota

A few weeks ago, farmers and ranchers who sent an RSVP to attend a local Humane Society of the U.S. (HSUS) meeting in Sioux Falls, SD were uninvited....More
Sep 21, 2010

Traveling, Radio Interviews and More From Lady Gaga

This Friday, I will be headed to Bloomington, MN, to speak at the Minnesota Farm Bureau’s Ag Communicators Meeting, as well as the American Farm....More
Sep 20, 2010

Reader Feedback: What Is A Rancher?

Earlier this year, I asked readers to provide their definitions for what qualifies a person as a farmer or rancher. This was in response to a reader....More
Sep 16, 2010

Saving Small Town USA

At BEEF magazine, our team of talented editors has had lengthy conversations about the top trends that will impact our industry down the road. These....More
Sep 15, 2010

Lady Gaga's "Meat" Dress Offends Tofu-Eaters

Lady Gaga is known around the world for her fierce pop music and chart-shattering hits such as "Poker Face" and "Just Dance." She is also widely....More
Sep 14, 2010

FarmVille Fans Examine Differences Between Virtual Game, Reality

Farmville is an online game hosted by the social network, Facebook, that allows the player to purchase land, plant and harvest crops, own livestock,....More
Sep 13, 2010

Farm Girl Defends Agriculture In College Class

More now than ever before, it seems agriculture is on its toes waiting for an opportunity to correct misconceptions in the media and educate....More
Sep 09, 2010

Low-Stress Handling Techniques For Producers

Last weekend, I had the opportunity to listen to Melissa Arhart speak on low-stress cattle handling techniques for producers. Arhart gave her....More
Sep 08, 2010

How Did You Get Your Start In Farming, Ranching?

I was sitting in the bleachers watching one of the many cattle shows during the 2010 South Dakota State Fair this past weekend when the emcee caught....More
Sep 07, 2010

Animal Rights: What's Your Definition?

"Animal rights" is a phrase that has been stolen by extremists who view farmers and ranchers as terrorists and who advocate for the complete....More

Amanda Radke

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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