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

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
Jun 22, 2016

How U.S. ag is a global leader and why consumers should care

American agriculture is a competitive global leader resulting in an abundance of safe, healthy, affordable food, but do our consumers know or care?....More
Jun 21, 2016

Oklahoma will vote on right to farm this November

Oklahoma farmers and ranchers will face HSUS head on as the agricultural industry attempts to pass a Right to Farm measure on the ballot this....More
Jun 20, 2016

Introducing a new baby cowboy to the ranch

It’s a baby cowboy for BEEF Daily blogger Amanda Radke!....More
Jun 16, 2016

Happy Father’s Day; PLUS: 4 lessons ranch dads teach their kids

Cheers to ranch dads who lead by example and show their kids toughness, compassion, business sense, work ethic, and the value of faith, family and....More
Jun 15, 2016

5 packer concerns about show steers & how 4-H families can help

As 4-H kids work on their market beef animals this summer, here are concerns a packer has about show steers at the plant....More
Jun 14, 2016

4 tips for tackling the estate planning process

Estate planning can be a daunting task, but if you break it down in simple baby steps, it can be much easier than perceived....More
Jun 13, 2016

Florida Crackers features the history & lives of Florida ranchers

Looking for a movie to watch this weekend? Look no further than the documentary, “Florida Crackers.”....More
Jun 09, 2016

96-year old athlete credits health to eating animal protein & fat

What’s the secret to living a long, healthy, active life? One 96-year old sprinter says meat!....More
Jun 08, 2016

How Kansas cattlemen connected with 100 consumers on a tour bus

What can 100 consumers learn from Kansas cowboys while riding a Greyhound? The surprising answer is quite a little. The Kansas Livestock Association....More

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