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

Oct 11, 2016

3 hazards of grazing forages after the first frost

Be mindful of the risks of grazing alternative forages after the first freezing temperatures of the year....More
Oct 10, 2016

Division not good for marriage or cattle business

Just like a marriage, the cattle industry must work together to weather tough times....More
Oct 06, 2016

3 keys to success in family ranching business

What does it take to make it through a down swing in the market? It’s time to tighten the belt, make smart decisions and strategically plan ways to....More
Oct 04, 2016

4 tips for grazing corn stalks this fall

Corn stalk residue is a great fall and early winter grazing option. When renting fields from a neighbor, keep these four things in mind....More
Oct 04, 2016

Cattle & Colors photography contest winners announced

The results are in — find out who the big winners are in our “Cattle & Colors” fall photography contest....More
Oct 03, 2016

5 new food trends for online shoppers

Food service trends are evolving as more shoppers opt to shop online. Here are five emerging trends for beef retailers to think about....More
Sep 29, 2016

Should producers double down or exercise caution right now?

Considering the volatile cattle markets and frustrating U.S. presidential election, when it comes to your cattle operation, are you exercising....More
Sep 28, 2016

How beef can boost your immunity this cold & flu season

Want to ward off the flu bug this winter? Consider adding more beef to your diet. Share this blog post with your friends to spread the word about the....More
Sep 27, 2016

Vote for your favorite “Cattle & Colors” photo now!

Help us choose the best photograph that depicts autumn on the ranch! Three voters will be selected to receive prizes!....More
Sep 26, 2016

Ag literacy needed for savvy shoppers & ag job opportunities

Thanks to a gift from CHS Foundation, K-12 students in Minnesota will receive lessons in agriculture to help them become savvy shoppers and prepare....More

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