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 25, 2014

Stella McCartney Tells Fans To Go Meatless On Mondays; Agriculture Responds

When celebrities encourage consumers to go meatless to be healthier, it gives ranchers a chance to respond by sharing the health benefits of beef....More
in BEEF Daily Feb 24, 2014

What Is Disposition Worth?

If you’re shopping for a herd sire this spring, there are certainly many factors to consider -- growth, calving ease, carcass traits, genomics, rate....More
in BEEF Daily Feb 20, 2014

10 Estate Planning Tips; PLUS: How One Farmer Gifted His Estate

I recently saw a news segment about an Iowa farmer who had passed away. The farmer had no family and kept to himself, so when it came time for his....More
in BEEF Daily Feb 19, 2014

5 Ways Pregnancy Has Changed My Ability To Cowgirl Up

A few weeks ago, I announced to all of you that Tyler and I were expecting our first baby in the first week of June. We’re beyond excited, and we....More
in BEEF Daily Feb 18, 2014

2 U.S. Olympic Athletes Credit Success To Farm Girl Roots

I have enjoyed watching the Olympic coverage the last week or so. It’s amazing to me what these talented athletes are capable of doing. From curling....More
in BEEF Daily Feb 17, 2014

Continue To Spread The Word: HSUS Is A Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing

A Wisconsin dairy producer takes HSUS CEO Wayne Pacelle to task for his organization’s deceitful practices....More
in BEEF Daily Feb 13, 2014

10 Reasons Why I Ranch; PLUS: Win A Hat from Greeley Hat Works

Greeley Hat Works wants to know why you ranch. Win a $300 Greeley Hat Works gift certificate for telling us what you love about ranching....More
in BEEF Daily Feb 12, 2014

A Visual To Add To Your Arsenal About Hormones & Beef

Today’s blog addresses the common misconception that beef is full of hormones, causing early onset puberty in young girls....More
in BEEF Daily Feb 11, 2014

In The News: PETA Targets Kids & Abuses Animals

The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) group is sure hard to take seriously -- what with their nude stunts on street corners and....More
in BEEF Daily Feb 10, 2014

5 Ways Felfies Are Gaining Momentum; PLUS: 80+ Felfie Photos

Felfies (farmer selfies) are taking over the Internet. Here is how you can participate in the growing trend, plus browse through the 80+ felfie....More

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