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 from South Dakota State University and was active from a young age in advocacy for the U.S. beef industry. Perhaps you’ve heard the story of a young FFA member who led a walkout of several thousand members from a Carrie Underwood concert in 2006 in protest of the country singer’s anti-meat positions and association with the Humane Society of the U.S. That young person was Amanda. She’s the 2006 National FFA Extemporaneous Speaking champion, and the 2006 National Beef Ambassador. And she’s served previous internships with USDA’s Ag Marketing Service in Washington D.C, and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association in Denver, and BEEF magazine. On BEEF Daily, Amanda provides timely industry news and commentary from the unique perspective of a young professional committed to a life in production agriculture and invites readers to join in the discussion.

Posts by Amanda Radke

in BEEF Daily Oct 08, 2015

5 traits of a successful beef producer

What does it take to be a successful business owner? How do you make your ranch sustainable through the ups and downs of the volatile cattle industry....More
in BEEF Daily Oct 07, 2015

Poll shows less than half of BEEF readers have a succession plan

This week’s poll on beefmagazine.com asks, "Do you have a succession plan in place?” With an estimated 400 million acres to change hands in the next....More
in BEEF Daily Oct 06, 2015

5 weaning resources for cow-calf producers

As ranchers prepare to wean and work calves, here are five weaning resources from the BEEF archives that could benefit cow-calf producers....More
in BEEF Daily Oct 05, 2015

I'm cautiously optimistic on the cattle markets; How about you?

Fall is a time to find out how well your calves grew on summer pastures, and to cash in on a year’s worth of breeding decisions when selling calves....More
in BEEF Daily Oct 05, 2015

Nina Teicholz: 5 things you need to know about the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

The 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAC) will soon be released, pending a hearing scheduled by Congress in October. Nina Teicholz, author of....More
in BEEF Daily Oct 01, 2015

Ag women fire back at comments criticizing saleswoman for riding in the combine

Women in agriculture took a step backward this week when a farmer’s wife bashed a female salesperson for presenting her sales pitch to her husband in....More
in BEEF Daily Sep 30, 2015

How a 5K race helps to purchase ag-accurate books for students in North Dakota

For the third year, the North Dakota CattleWomen are hosting the “Beefin’ It Up - Fuel for the finish” 5K....More
in BEEF Daily Sep 29, 2015

Who won our September photo contest? Plus, 3 voters take home prizes

Today we wrap up our Greeley Hat Works “Hard-working beef producer” photo contest. Find out who won the contest, plus, see if you are one of the....More
in BEEF Daily Sep 28, 2015

Does your local school support agricultural education?

Agricultural education in high schools offers practical lessons in math, science, reading and more while introducing students to careers in....More
in BEEF Daily Sep 24, 2015

Why USDA is encouraging veterans to pursue careers in agriculture

The USDA and Department of Defense recently unveiled plans to offer career training and support to Service members interested in pursuing careers in....More

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