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 Oct 20, 2016

4 BEEF reads: Hurricane Matthew, pipeline protests & more

Violence erupts at pipeline protest. HSUS attacks Oklahoma ranchers. Hurricanes and wildfires devastate livestock producers....More
in BEEF Daily Oct 19, 2016

Watch cattle devour cover crops with this undercover video

A GoPro video camera records the day in a life of a cow grazing on cover crops....More
in BEEF Daily Oct 18, 2016

Domino’s pledges to support FFA with $1 million donation

Domino’s is supporting future food producers and members of the National FFA Organization with a $1 million gift....More
in BEEF Daily Oct 17, 2016

What can ranchers do about market troubles?

Cattle markets are ugly and producers are frustrated, but are we as an industry asking the tough questions that lead to finding solutions? Or are we....More
in BEEF Daily Oct 13, 2016

5 resources showing how Trump & Clinton view ag issues

With less than a month until the election, here are five reads worth checking out about Trump and Clinton and where they stand on agricultural issues....More
in BEEF Daily Oct 12, 2016

Update on BPI lawsuit against ABC

BPI argues ABC’s use of the term “pink slime” was defamatory and resulted in the closing of three plants and 700 people losing their jobs....More
in BEEF Daily Oct 11, 2016

3 hazards of grazing forages after the first frost

Be mindful of the risks of grazing alternative forages after the first freezing temperatures of the year....More
in BEEF Daily Oct 10, 2016

Division not good for marriage or cattle business

Just like a marriage, the cattle industry must work together to weather tough times....More
in BEEF Daily Oct 06, 2016

3 keys to success in family ranching business

What does it take to make it through a down swing in the market? It’s time to tighten the belt, make smart decisions and strategically plan ways to....More
in BEEF Daily Oct 04, 2016

4 tips for grazing corn stalks this fall

Corn stalk residue is a great fall and early winter grazing option. When renting fields from a neighbor, keep these four things in mind....More

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