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Nov 25, 2008

Winter Wonderland

The year was 1997. Christmas was right around the corner, and I was ten years old. I was in the house with my mom and two sisters. As tradition, we....More
Nov 24, 2008

Wrangling a Cowboy Poet

The lights shone on the modest cowboy. His fitted black Wrangler jeans revealed legs, lean and agile. His aqua blue pearl button shirt coupled with a....More
Nov 20, 2008

Top Ten U.S. Steakhouses

Every morning, I open my laptop and I start sorting through the day’s top news. Not only do I read what’s happening in the beef industry, but I also....More
Nov 19, 2008

Crunch Time

It's crunch time at South Dakota State University, as students are in a frenzy with last minute projects, tests and activity events before finals....More
Nov 18, 2008

Teaming up with the neighbors

You all know the saying, "Two heads are better than one." I think this saying applies to the beef cattle industry perfectly. The proof is in the....More
Nov 17, 2008

A Taste of Reality

My dad always teases me that I write about the beef business from my cozy desk at school, away from the realities of the farm. And, when I went home....More
Nov 13, 2008

Recapturing Agriculture's Youth

21 years ago today, my parents, Dave and Peggy, were on their way to the hospital in Sioux Falls, SD. The date was November 13, 1987, and their first....More
Nov 12, 2008

A Passion for Agriculture

Have you ever thought about the definitive moment in your life that solidified your passion for something? I was asked that question recently about....More
Nov 11, 2008

A Generous Gift

I met a wonderful person the other day. His name is Ira Dickinson, and he is a true gentleman. A cowboy to the core, Ira is all boots and spurs, with....More
Nov 10, 2008

What's at "Steak"

Even though America has chosen a new president, elected a new set of Congressmen and passed new legislation, this doesn't mean the skies have....More
Nov 06, 2008

Agriculture's Stormy Cloud

Elections have come and gone, the dust has settled and now it's time to disseminate the results. Of course, it will be interesting to see who Barack....More
Nov 05, 2008

Our President-Elect

As many of you undoubtedly did, I stayed up late watching the poll results to see Barack Obama elected as our 44th President. From my careful....More
Nov 04, 2008

The Whole World's Watching

Today is the big day. I don't even have to say it, and you know what I mean. Today is the day America selects its new president. Today is the day....More
Nov 03, 2008

A Big Week for the United States

After months of campaigning, debating, mud throwing, shaking hands and kissing babies--Barack Obama and John McCain will finally come head to head in....More
Oct 30, 2008

Halloween: Cowboy Style

Everyone loves Halloween. Harvest is nearing completion (unless you can't get in the fields because of all the rain like all my neighbors), the....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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