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

Jun 22, 2015

Father’s Day tribute: 4 blogs, photo galleries & recipes just for dad

Father’s Day may be over, but readers will still enjoy these four blogs, photo galleries and recipes that celebrate the cowboys and cattlemen we love....More
Jun 18, 2015

Summer Herd Health Part 3: Ranchers seeking large animal vets for maintaining herd health

There is a shortage of large animal vets as more vet students pursue careers in small animal medicine. This week’s poll wants to know if your area is....More
Jun 17, 2015

5 resources for choosing the best method to control noxious weeds

Don’t let noxious weeds take hold of your pastures this grazing season. Here are five resources for choosing the best method to control the spread of....More
Jun 16, 2015

4 questions to ask to prioritize the summer to-do list

With long summer days comes long working hours. Here are four questions to ask to prioritize which tasks get tackled on the to-do list first and....More
Jun 15, 2015

Why agriculture should be incorporated into math, science & reading curriculum

Today’s blog explores how ranchers can get involved through their state’s Ag In The Classroom program to give teachers the tools they need to include....More
Jun 11, 2015

Summer Herd Health Part 2: 5 risk factors for summer pneumonia in calves

Summer pneumonia is among the most frustrating respiratory infections ranchers have to deal with in preweaned calves. Today’s blog looks at five risk....More
Jun 10, 2015

Peterson Farm Brothers team up with Culver’s to thank farmers

Popular agricultural advocates the Peterson Farm Brothers have created a new YouTube video titled, “Takin’ Care of Business.” Sponsored by Culver’s,....More
Jun 09, 2015

Which ag-accurate kids’ books do you love? PLUS: 2 farm book reviews

Looking for agriculturally-accurate kids’ books can be a challenge. Today’s blog reviews two farm books children will love. Plus, we want your....More
Jun 08, 2015

3 talking points to explain agriculture’s water usage

Agriculture’s water usage is in the spotlight as the ongoing drought in California raises concerns with consumers. Here are a few talking points to....More
Jun 04, 2015

Summer Herd Health Part 1: Symptoms of nutrient deficiencies; PLUS: 5 mineral supplementation tips

When grass quality diminishes, cattle can quickly get nutrient deficiencies. Here are tips for mineral supplementation to maintain herd health during....More

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