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 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
in BEEF Daily 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
in BEEF Daily 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
in BEEF Daily 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
in BEEF Daily Aug 18, 2016

What do you think about Trump’s ag advisory team?

Donald Trump has announced his list of 65 men and women agricultural advisors. Are his selections positive for the future of ag?....More
in BEEF Daily Aug 17, 2016

What does McDonald’s sustainability pilot mean for beef producers?

McDonald’s vowed to serve sustainable beef in its stores by 2016. Find out about the fast food giant’s pilot project and what “sustainability” is....More
in BEEF Daily Aug 16, 2016

How old was the senior generation of your ranch when they retired?

Today’s blog focuses on the senior generation of the ranch and how they plan to leave their legacy. Plus, answer today’s blog question for a chance....More
in BEEF Daily Aug 15, 2016

4 tips for grazing dry pastures

This week’s poll wants to know how your summer grazing season is going. Plus, check out these four tips for managing dry pastures....More
in BEEF Daily Aug 11, 2016

How optimistic are you about your future in agriculture?

A survey of rural Nebraskans shows a strong optimism for the present and future of the agricultural industry. Do you agree?....More
in BEEF Daily Aug 10, 2016

What does Olympian Michael Phelps eat to bring home the gold?

Olympic athletes share their meal plans, which help fuel their competitions to take home the gold. Protein seems to be the fuel of choice for many....More

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