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Mar 05, 2009

Coming soon to a theater near you, "Food, Inc."

On Monday, I wrote about a documentary that will air on HBO on March 16 called, "Death on a Factory Farm." While I'm deeply concerned about this....More
Mar 04, 2009

Chores for Kids

Growing up on a cattle ranch meant there was plenty of chores to do for a little kid. I was always my dad's "right hand man," constantly ready to....More
Mar 03, 2009

Beef, Arugula and Spinach Lasagna

I had good intentions when I promised to try out a new recipe from The Healthy Beef Cookbook every week. The first two weeks of my New Year's....More
Mar 02, 2009

"Death on a Factory Farm" to air on HBO

The animal rights activists are at it again, busy making another dramatic documentary to show consumers the “evils” of livestock production. The....More
Feb 26, 2009

What's Your Take on Carbon Credits?

In a time where many cattle producers are exiting the business, ranchers may need to find new ways to add value and generate revenue in their....More
Feb 25, 2009

Positive Beef Industry Buzz

Every single day, we read negative headlines about animal food production. Talk of politics, the economy, consumer perceptions and new laws and....More
Feb 24, 2009

Taking Action on Agriculture's Carbon Footprint

It's hard to go a day without seeing headlines about the environment in the news. Reducing our carbon footprint is a huge concern for much of our....More
Feb 23, 2009

Bleacher Talk at the Steer Show

I spent the weekend meeting with friends and industry folks at the AGR/Block....More
Feb 19, 2009

Beef Promotion Highlights

As a student that studies communications, I'm obsessed with understanding advertising campaigns. Which brand enhancement ideas work to increase beef....More
Feb 18, 2009

Sale Season is Here

It seems that I watch the mailbox a little closer these days. As I write and work on homework, I anxiously wait for the mail to come. Now, most of....More
Feb 17, 2009

What I'm Reading

Although I don't have a lot of time to relax and curl up with a good book, due to homework, chores and keeping up with this blog, I have found myself....More
Feb 16, 2009

Farm to Family Connection

There is something about farm life that makes a family special. A bond is formed through daily chores, hauling manure, taking care of baby calves and....More
Feb 12, 2009

HSUS Agenda

I don't want to sound like a broken record, but I ran across the changes in agenda for the Humane Society of the United States. Of their priorities,....More
Feb 11, 2009

Calving Season Takes Off

For many, the end of calving season is nearing; for others, it's just beginning. Wherever your breeding season falls in a calendar year, we all face....More
Feb 10, 2009

Animal Welfare Expert Addresses Area Producers

Last week, I spoke at the Great Lakes Regional Dairy Conference in Grand Rapids, Mich. During the conference, I presented three speeches. I spoke....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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