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 University with a degree in agricultural communications, education and leadership, Radke served internships with USDA’s Ag Marketing Service in Washington, D.C. and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association in Denver. Her 2008 summer internship with BEEF magazine led to an ongoing blogger position for the BEEF Daily blog, where she provides timely industry news each week, Monday through Thursday. She’s the 2006 National FFA Extemporaneous Speaking champion and the 2006 National Beef Ambassador. In 2012, she was recognized as a Top 10 Beef Industry Leader by the Cattle Business Weekly. That same year, she was also featured on Media Industry News’ 2012 Top 15 People To Watch Under 30 list, for her work on the BEEF Daily blog. When she’s not writing or ranching, Radke is traveling the country speaking to agricultural groups about hot industry issues or reading her children’s book, “Levi’s Lost Calf,” at elementary schools. She married her collegiate meats judging teammate, Tyler, in 2010, and together, they have two children, Scarlett and Thorne.

Posts by Amanda Radke

in BEEF Daily Sep 29, 2016

Should producers double down or exercise caution right now?

Considering the volatile cattle markets and frustrating U.S. presidential election, when it comes to your cattle operation, are you exercising....More
in BEEF Daily Sep 28, 2016

How beef can boost your immunity this cold & flu season

Want to ward off the flu bug this winter? Consider adding more beef to your diet. Share this blog post with your friends to spread the word about the....More
in BEEF Daily Sep 27, 2016

Vote for your favorite “Cattle & Colors” photo now!

Help us choose the best photograph that depicts autumn on the ranch! Three voters will be selected to receive prizes!....More
in BEEF Daily Sep 26, 2016

Ag literacy needed for savvy shoppers & ag job opportunities

Thanks to a gift from CHS Foundation, K-12 students in Minnesota will receive lessons in agriculture to help them become savvy shoppers and prepare....More
in BEEF Daily Sep 22, 2016

There’s still time to enter our fall photo contest!

Don’t forget to enter our fall photo contest, “Cattle & Colors” for a chance to win a VISA gift card....More
in BEEF Daily Sep 20, 2016

5 questions a heifer should answer before she becomes a “keeper”

Before deciding whether to keep or cull a replacement heifer, ask yourself these five questions....More
in BEEF Daily Sep 20, 2016

HSUS targets beef checkoff; NCBA vows to take stand

NCBA stands up to HSUS after the animal rights organization makes a move to weaken beef checkoff program....More
in BEEF Daily Sep 19, 2016

4 beef nutrition articles you need to read & share

Emerging researching is debunking decades of poor nutritional recommendations....More
in BEEF Daily Sep 15, 2016

NEW photo contest: “Cattle & Colors”

BEEF is celebrating fall with a new photo contest. Check out today’s blog for details to enter....More
in BEEF Daily Sep 14, 2016

5 reasons why women are agriculture’s best resource

Responding to a blog post titled, “The top 10 above and beyond farm wife qualities,” here are five ways women in agriculture are so much more than....More

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