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 Jun 14, 2016

4 tips for tackling the estate planning process

Estate planning can be a daunting task, but if you break it down in simple baby steps, it can be much easier than perceived....More
in BEEF Daily Jun 13, 2016

Florida Crackers features the history & lives of Florida ranchers

Looking for a movie to watch this weekend? Look no further than the documentary, “Florida Crackers.”....More
in BEEF Daily Jun 09, 2016

96-year old athlete credits health to eating animal protein & fat

What’s the secret to living a long, healthy, active life? One 96-year old sprinter says meat!....More
in BEEF Daily Jun 08, 2016

How Kansas cattlemen connected with 100 consumers on a tour bus

What can 100 consumers learn from Kansas cowboys while riding a Greyhound? The surprising answer is quite a little. The Kansas Livestock Association....More
in BEEF Daily Jun 06, 2016

5 tips for ranching parents

Looking to find a balance between raising kids and cattle? Here are five tips from ranch parents on making it work and getting the kids involved on....More
in BEEF Daily Jun 06, 2016

Add “Dear County Agent Guy” to your summer reading list

Looking for a fun summer read? Check out “Dear County Agent Guy” by South Dakota dairy farmer Jerry Nelson....More
in BEEF Daily Jun 02, 2016

3 ways to think like a millennial shopper & sell more beef

How can we boost beef demand? We can focus on millennials. How do millennials think? Check out today’s blog to learn how to appeal to this growing....More
in BEEF Daily Jun 01, 2016

Ag careers abundant; PLUS: Why farm kids make the best employees

With graduation season upon us, what opportunities are out there for ag graduates?....More
in BEEF Daily May 31, 2016

Activists push for vegan lifestyle through billboard campaigns

Activist billboards encourage road travelers to adopt a vegan lifestyle. Here’s how the beef industry should respond....More
in BEEF Daily May 30, 2016

5 Memorial Day blogs that serve as a tribute to the fallen

More than just a grilling holiday, Memorial Day is a time to reflect and remember the men and women who sacrificed so much to protect our nation’s....More

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