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

in BEEF Daily Jul 11, 2016

3 tips for marketing calves this fall

It may only be the second week in July, but it’s never too early to start thinking about best strategies for marketing calves this fall. Here are....More
in BEEF Daily Jul 07, 2016

Weeds & poor water quality can lead to herd health concerns

Noxious weeds and poor water quality can lead to herd health issues; here's what you need to know to avoid troubles during the hot, dry summer....More
in BEEF Daily Jul 06, 2016

4 facts to debunk “Meat is horrible” article

An article titled, “Meat is horrible” recently appeared in The Washington Post. Here are four beef facts to serve as a rebuttal to this negative....More
in BEEF Daily Jul 05, 2016

4 facts about millennial barbecues

What’s the cost of an American barbecue in 2016? It depends. If you’re a millennial, it might cost a lot more than the traditional backyard grill out....More
in BEEF Daily Jul 04, 2016

Political musings from a cattle rancher on Independence Day

As we celebrate the land of the free and the home of the brave, BEEF Daily Editor Amanda Radke also weighs in on the nation’s current problems and....More
in BEEF Daily Jun 30, 2016

3 key principles for summer grazing management

Want to extend the life of your summer pastures? Here are three grazing management principles to follow....More
in BEEF Daily Jun 29, 2016

8 resources to combat negative assumptions about grain-fed beef

An op-ed column featured in the LA Times slams feedlots and conventional beef production. Here are eight resources to help set the record straight....More
in BEEF Daily Jun 28, 2016

Meat must stay on the military menu

The House of Representatives says no to activist pressures to eliminate meat options on Mondays for our men and women in the Armed Forces....More
in BEEF Daily Jun 27, 2016

SD Prime Time Gala raises $212,000 to stock food pantries with beef

The South Dakota Prime Time Gala has raised more than a half million dollars in three years to purchase beef for Feeding South Dakota....More
in BEEF Daily Jun 23, 2016

6 popular grilling trends for summer 2016

What are this season’s hot barbecue trends? Belmont Meats explores what consumers are looking for when they fire up the grill this summer....More

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