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 Apr 08, 2015

10 negative reviews of the “Food Babe” worth reading & sharing

The Food Babe continues to attack the food industry, but scientists are fighting back. Here are 10 reads about the Food Babe that show how she stokes....More
in BEEF Daily Apr 08, 2015

Grazing Series Part 2: Extensive vs. moderate grazing, effective cross-fencing & more

Is it time to alter your grazing system? Here are three management systems to consider to get the most out of your pastures this summer....More
in BEEF Daily Apr 07, 2015

ACT NOW: One month left to let DGAC know beef belongs in a healthy diet

With one month left to comment on the proposed 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the industry is coordinating a positive response to spread the....More
in BEEF Daily Apr 06, 2015

6 ways the beef checkoff is encouraging consumers to take the 30 Day Protein Challenge

Forget the latest diet fad and try out the 30 Day Protein Challenge. Here are six ways the fun program is encouraging consumers (and ranchers, too)....More
in BEEF Daily Apr 02, 2015

Grazing Series Part 1: 3 tips for spring hay & pasture management

Don’t get too busy planting corn and soybeans and forget about managing your hay fields and pastures. Here are three tips to consider for best spring....More
in BEEF Daily Apr 01, 2015

Who won the “Bellied up to the feedbunk” contest? PLUS: A sneak peak at what we’re working on in April

The voting is closed, and it’s time to announce the winners of the Greeley Hat Works “Bellied up to the feedbunk” photo contest. Plus, today’s blog....More
in BEEF Daily Mar 30, 2015

Last day to vote for the best “Bellied up to the feedbunk” photo; PLUS: 5 cattle nutrition resources

The BEEF Daily and Greeley Hat Works “Bellied up to the feedbunk” photo contest is wrapping up, and the champions will be announced tomorrow. However....More
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

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