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 Jan 29, 2015

3 tips for reducing mud during the spring thaw

Spring weather is a welcome reprieve from the cold winter months, but the warmer temperatures also bring mud. Here are three tips for reducing mud....More
in BEEF Daily Jan 28, 2015

3 ways mineral supplementation is key to optimal performance in beef cattle

Although mineral supplements are just a small part of the total diet of a beef animal, they are an important detail to get right when it comes to....More
in BEEF Daily Jan 27, 2015

5 beefy Super Bowl appetizer ideas; plus, readers predict the winner of the big game

Super Bowl XLIX will air in less than a week. Here are five beef appetizer recipe ideas to add to your party menu. Plus, this week’s online poll ask....More
in BEEF Daily Jan 26, 2015

10 favorite tractors ranked in farmer survey

In the December/January issue of Farm....More
in BEEF Daily Jan 22, 2015

4 tips for appreciating the little, but truly important, things in life

In our busy, often stressful lives, it’s important to remember to embrace each moment. Here are four considerations from motivational speaker Steve....More
in BEEF Daily Jan 21, 2015

4 benefits of the seedstock business; plus: top 100 seedstock producers listed

There are many reasons to love raising purebred cattle; here are four. Plus, check out the who’s who in the seedstock business, with a listing of the....More
in BEEF Daily Jan 20, 2015

What are land prices in your area?

Land values will remain strong in 2015, but beware of the potential rise of interest rates in 2015....More
in BEEF Daily Jan 19, 2015

5 favorite photo galleries of 2014

Here are the top five photo galleries from 2014 in terms of views. From cowboys, to cowgirls, to kids and calves, to ranching through the seasons,....More
in BEEF Daily Jan 15, 2015

Help wanted: 8 reasons to pursue a career in agriculture

Agriculture is a fast-growing industry, with 56,000+ new jobs available in 2013. However, there is a shortage of young people ready and willing to....More
in BEEF Daily Jan 14, 2015

Do consumers equate cattle to pets? Plus: 4 photo galleries worth sharing

A new BuzzFeed article showcasing “cute” cattle seems to have resulted in some readers vowing to never eat beef again. How should the industry....More

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