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

Jan 26, 2016

5 things to expect from BEEF during the 2016 Cattle Industry Convention

The 2016 Cattle Industry Convention and Trade Show kicks off today in San Diego, Calif. Follow BEEF’s live coverage of the event all week long....More
Jan 25, 2016

3 beef videos to kick off the week

Kick off your Monday morning with these three positive beef videos....More
Jan 21, 2016

6 reasons to trust your supermarket’s meat case

A writer lists 19 reasons why consumers should stop buying supermarket meat; this editor responds....More
Jan 20, 2016

Steve Harvey shares 3 reasons he respects farmers

Celebrity Steve Harvey shares memories of growing up on the farm and lessons he learned about where his food comes from....More
Jan 19, 2016

4 ways the beef industry should capitalize on consumer eating habits

Consumer eating and spending habits are always changing. A recent study conducted by the Institute of Food Technologists reveals ways the beef....More
Jan 18, 2016

3 steps for preparing for farm economy downturn

With 2015 net farm income forecast to have dropped 38.2%, here are three tips to survive the downturn in profitability in 2016....More
Jan 14, 2016

South Dakota teen wins Chopped Junior, promotes beef

A teen’s recipe for a beefy Hawaiian kale wrap earned her a trip to Washington, D.C. and the opportunity to compete on the Food Network’s Chopped....More
Jan 13, 2016

4 tips to prepare for calving season

As calving season draws near, here are four tips to help you prepare for new calves on the ground....More
Jan 12, 2016

New Dietary Guidelines for Americans unveiled; this rancher responds

The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans have been released. Did beef get enough share of the dinner plate?....More
Jan 11, 2016

5 tips for reducing forage waste this winter

Forage waste is costly and can lead to problems in the field or pasture where the hay is fed. Here are five tips to reduce hay waste and avoid these....More

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