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 Aug 05, 2014

Who Are Your Favorite Beef Bloggers? Plus: 10 Great BBQ Bloggers On Twitter

Social media has enabled ranchers to connect with consumers. Through online platforms, people can exchange recipe ideas, view photos of farms and....More
how drones will change ag privacy
in BEEF Daily Aug 04, 2014

How Drones May Change Food Production, From Pasture To Plate

An investigative journalist is raising money to fly drones over feedlots. What are the implications for beef producers, and how can the industry....More
in BEEF Daily Jul 31, 2014

5 Tips For Preventing, Diagnosing & Treating Foot Rot

Foot rot often shows up in the summer months, especially if cattle are standing in wet areas. Here are five tips that explain the cause, transmission....More
eating beef cheaper
in BEEF Daily Jul 30, 2014

3 Ways To Enjoy Beef On A Budget

It’s the height of summer grilling season, and beef prices may be at an all-time high, but that doesn’t mean consumers can’t enjoy it without....More
state fair season
in BEEF Daily Jul 29, 2014

What’s The Best Thing About Fair Time? PLUS: 6 State Fair Reads You’ll Love

Fair time is finally here, and it’s a great time to watch livestock shows, eat junk food, catch a concert, spend quality time with family, and enjoy....More
ranch kid work ethics
in BEEF Daily Jul 28, 2014

Is Ranch Life A Form Of Child Abuse? This Farm Girl Responds.

While some might call ranch work a form of child abuse, others call it a blessing, an opportunity and a gift. Here is my response to one blogger’s....More
5 ways cattle improve environment
in BEEF Daily Jul 24, 2014

5 Ways Cattle Help The Environment

A recent article suggests that going meatless will help the planet. However, this myth doesn’t have much meat on its bones. Cattle can help improve....More
national hot dog day
in BEEF Daily Jul 23, 2014

National Hot Dog Day Is A Great Day To Promote Beef

July 23 is National Hot Dog Day, which is the perfect time to promote all-beef hot dogs and brats. Learn more about America’s love of the hot dog and....More
in BEEF Daily Jul 22, 2014

3 Ways People Are Loving Beef This Week

Animal fats and proteins are now considered health foods by many nutrition experts. Find out how the rising star, beef, is getting some positive....More
in BEEF Daily Jul 21, 2014

Why Ranchers Should Care About The Documentary “Cowspiracy”

A new documentary entitled, “Cowspiracy,” paints the beef business in a very negative light, citing cattle as the sole reason we have sustainability....More

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