Amanda Radke is a fifth generation rancher from Mitchell, S.D., who has dedicated her career to serving as a voice for the nation’s beef producers. A 2009 graduate of South Dakota State University with a degree in agricultural communications, education and leadership, Radke served internships with USDA’s Ag Marketing Service in Washington, D.C. and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association in Denver. Her 2008 summer internship with BEEF magazine led to an ongoing blogger position for the BEEF Daily blog, where she provides timely industry news each week, Monday through Thursday. She’s the 2006 National FFA Extemporaneous Speaking champion and the 2006 National Beef Ambassador. In 2012, she was recognized as a Top 10 Beef Industry Leader by the Cattle Business Weekly. That same year, she was also featured on Media Industry News’ 2012 Top 15 People To Watch Under 30 list, for her work on the BEEF Daily blog. When she’s not writing or ranching, Radke is traveling the country speaking to agricultural groups about hot industry issues or reading her children’s book, “Levi’s Lost Calf,” at elementary schools. She married her collegiate meats judging teammate, Tyler, in 2010, and together, they have two children, Scarlett and Thorne.

Posts by Amanda Radke

Sep 06, 2016

Vegan criticism is fuel for my fire

Negative feedback from an animal rights activist inspires this beef producer and blogger to do more....More
Sep 05, 2016

How the beef industry can capitalize on millennial meat buying habits

Millennials spend $162 per person on meat each month compared to $62 for boomers. New research looks at millennial priorities at the meat case. Here’....More
Sep 01, 2016

49er Colin Kaepernick goes vegan; PLUS: How meat fuels our bodies and minds

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has made headlines this week, but what about his choice to become a vegan?....More
Aug 31, 2016

3 weaning methods compared; which one rises to the top?

A study looked at drylot weaning vs. pasture weaning. Which one was the most beneficial to calf health, feedlot performance and finishing?....More
Aug 30, 2016

Activist faces jail time for offering water to pigs in a trailer

An animal rights activist has been charged with criminal mischief after she offered water to pigs through the slats of a semi-trailer headed to a....More
Aug 29, 2016

4 articles to kick off your Monday morning

Grab a cup of coffee and settle in to read this morning’s top stories relating to ag education, global warming and feeding a growing planet....More
Aug 25, 2016

Team Beef members: Check out this virtual run to promote beef in North Dakota

North Dakota Cattle Women will once again host the “Beefin’ It Up: Fuel For The Finish” 5K. Find out how you can get involved in supporting this....More
Aug 24, 2016

Pasture management a positive story for beef producers to tell

Pasture management is often the untold story that ranchers need to share with consumers....More
Aug 23, 2016

Animal rights activists ramping up efforts to abolish animal ag

The Animal Agriculture Alliance shares the inside scoop from the Animal Rights National Conference, and the observations are alarming....More
Aug 22, 2016

Prayers & resources for Louisiana flood victims

Ranchers are scrambling to save their homes and their livestock in the wake of a devastating flood in Louisiana. Here’s a compilation of what we know....More

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