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 15, 2016

NEW photo contest: “Cattle & Colors”

BEEF is celebrating fall with a new photo contest. Check out today’s blog for details to enter....More
Sep 14, 2016

5 reasons why women are agriculture’s best resource

Responding to a blog post titled, “The top 10 above and beyond farm wife qualities,” here are five ways women in agriculture are so much more than....More
Sep 13, 2016

Could beef be the simple cure for diabetes?

One in three adults will be diagnosed with diabetes by 2050, and many doctors are prescribing expensive and dangerous weight-loss surgeries to combat....More
Sep 12, 2016

5 principles for millennial ranchers to follow

Millennial ranchers have a unique set of challenges to overcome in order to succeed in the business. Here are five tips for success from a young....More
Sep 08, 2016

5 tips for getting your stories printed in local newspapers

A reader asks for tips on getting positive beef stories printed in local newspapers. Here are five tips and tricks from an ag journalist....More
Sep 07, 2016

3 tips for managing farm family living expenses

Family living expenses can make or break a farm or ranch operation. Communication and compromise are key for farm families to manage money and....More
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

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