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 Mar 30, 2015

3 ways to educate kids about where their food comes from

Today’s youth are four and five generations removed from the family farm; here are three ways ranchers can get involved in educating our nation’s....More
in BEEF Daily Mar 26, 2015

Study claims red meat triggers cancer; 5 resources say otherwise

A University of California study claims red meat causes a toxic immune reaction that eventually leads to cancer. Here are five resources that say....More
in BEEF Daily Mar 25, 2015

15 “Bellied up to the feedbunk” photo contest finalists announced

Cattle nutrition has been the focus of the latest BEEF Daily and Greeley Hat Works photo contest. The theme is “Bellied up to the feedbunk,” and it’s....More
in BEEF Daily Mar 24, 2015

5 questions ranch families should ask before adding the next generation to the business

Ranching is a family business, but it isn’t always easy being in business with multiple generations and in-laws. Here are five questions ranching....More
in BEEF Daily Mar 23, 2015

3 ways to balance out the Meat Free Week conversations

Vegan activists are promoting a “Meat Free Week” March 23-29, 2015. Here are three ways to balance out the conversation....More
in BEEF Daily Mar 19, 2015

Where’s the beef? Unless we act, it won’t be in American diets

The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee’s recommendation to avoid red meat is based on outdated nutritional science and an erroneous assumption....More
in BEEF Daily Mar 19, 2015

4 great ways ABC’s The Bachelor Chris Soules is putting ag in the national spotlight

ABC’s The Bachelor Chris Soules is using his 15 minutes of fame as “Prince Farming” to be an advocate for agriculture. Here are four reasons to root....More
in BEEF Daily Mar 17, 2015

How does the beef checkoff help your ranching operation?

The national beef checkoff program, along with Yamaha, has launched a new Facebook contest. Weekly prizes will be awarded, with one winner claiming....More
in BEEF Daily Mar 17, 2015

4 ways to celebrate National Ag Day today!

Today is National Ag Day. Here are four ways to promote agriculture, celebrate the nation’s farmers and ranchers, have important discussions about....More
in BEEF Daily Mar 16, 2015

10 tips for keeping first-calf heifers in tip-top shape

First-calf heifers require special management to maintain body condition scores, grow a healthy calf, and breed back. Here are 10 tips for keeping....More

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