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 27, 2016

Participants needed in beef quality survey

The 2016 National Beef Quality Audit is underway, and the checkoff is looking for participants to complete the survey and identify industry successes....More
Oct 26, 2016

HSUS is a fox in the hen house

The beef industry needs to align together to better protect ourselves against our adversaries and secure our rights to own livestock and produce beef....More
Oct 25, 2016

Food waste an important factor in sustainable food systems

Waste not, want not. Nearly 2 billion tons of food is wasted each year. Check out what Americans think about food waste....More
Oct 24, 2016

3 marketing options for the fall calf run

Check out these three options for marketing calves this fall....More
Oct 20, 2016

4 BEEF reads: Hurricane Matthew, pipeline protests & more

Violence erupts at pipeline protest. HSUS attacks Oklahoma ranchers. Hurricanes and wildfires devastate livestock producers....More
Oct 19, 2016

Watch cattle devour cover crops with this undercover video

A GoPro video camera records the day in a life of a cow grazing on cover crops....More
Oct 18, 2016

Domino’s pledges to support FFA with $1 million donation

Domino’s is supporting future food producers and members of the National FFA Organization with a $1 million gift....More
Oct 17, 2016

What can ranchers do about market troubles?

Cattle markets are ugly and producers are frustrated, but are we as an industry asking the tough questions that lead to finding solutions? Or are we....More
Oct 13, 2016

5 resources showing how Trump & Clinton view ag issues

With less than a month until the election, here are five reads worth checking out about Trump and Clinton and where they stand on agricultural issues....More
Oct 12, 2016

Update on BPI lawsuit against ABC

BPI argues ABC’s use of the term “pink slime” was defamatory and resulted in the closing of three plants and 700 people losing their jobs....More

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