A fifth-generation rancher from Mitchell, SD, Amanda grew up on a purebred Limousin cattle operation in which she and husband Tyler are active. She graduated with a degree in agriculture journalism from South Dakota State University and was active from a young age in advocacy for the U.S. beef industry. Perhaps you’ve heard the story of a young FFA member who led a walkout of several thousand members from a Carrie Underwood concert in 2006 in protest of the country singer’s anti-meat positions and association with the Humane Society of the U.S. That young person was Amanda. She’s the 2006 National FFA Extemporaneous Speaking champion, and the 2006 National Beef Ambassador. And she’s served previous internships with USDA’s Ag Marketing Service in Washington D.C, and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association in Denver, and BEEF magazine. On BEEF Daily, Amanda provides timely industry news and commentary from the unique perspective of a young professional committed to a life in production agriculture and invites readers to join in the discussion.

Posts by Amanda Radke

in BEEF Daily Feb 24, 2015

New video debunks the myth about water usage in beef production

In a new video, sustainability researcher Jude Capper debunks the myth that it takes 2,400 gallons of water to produce 1 pound of hamburger....More
in BEEF Daily Feb 23, 2015

3 ways the government committee got it wrong on the dietary guidelines

Here are three ways the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee got it wrong on their recommendations for a healthy diet....More
in BEEF Daily Feb 19, 2015

4 reasons Chipotle won’t get my business

A new survey claims the average meal at Chipotle exceeds 1,000 calories and contains a full day’s worth of sodium – and that’s without the soda and....More
in BEEF Daily Feb 18, 2015

New poll asks readers who should control the Internet

Congress is currently wrangling over who should control the Internet -- the federal government or the private market. What do you think? Today’s blog....More
in BEEF Daily Feb 17, 2015

Share: 6 budget-friendly ways to save on beef

Here are six tips to save on beef purchases, courtesy of the beef checkoff. Share these tips on social media to keep consumers coming back for more....More
in BEEF Daily Feb 16, 2015

5 tips for getting better sleep during calving season

When burning the midnight oil during calving season, use these five tips to ensure you’re getting sufficient sleep to function well....More
in BEEF Daily Feb 12, 2015

Alert: Proposed dietary guidelines approve of cholesterol, not saturated fat

The proposed 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans gives thumbs up to the cholesterol found in eggs and shrimp but two thumbs down for the saturated....More
in BEEF Daily Feb 11, 2015

4 beef headlines: heart-healthy beef cuts, jobs for FFA kids & more

Industry chatter this week has been largely positive, and the blogosphere has been busy praising the lessons learned in 4-H and FFA youth programs....More
in BEEF Daily Feb 09, 2015

5 reasons why it pays to be an agricultural grad

Hey students, want a great career? Look to agriculture. It’s an exciting time to be in this industry. Here are five reasons why it pays to be an ag....More
in BEEF Daily Feb 05, 2015

Video offers 4 painful reminders of the importance of farm safety

Accidents can happen in the blink of an eye. Real-life farmer and rancher testimonies remind us all that farm safety is critical to avoid injury and....More

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