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 Dec 21, 2015

Vote for best Cowboy Christmas photo; PLUS: New app for the perfect prime rib

Vote for your favorite “Cowboy Christmas” photo. Plus, check out this new app, which helps home chefs achieve the perfect prime rib every time....More
in BEEF Daily Dec 21, 2015

Researchers warn about health risks of vegetarianism

Good news for beef lovers: emerging research shows that going meatless can have scary consequences such as panic attacks, OCD, and depression....More
in BEEF Daily Dec 17, 2015

Cowboy Christmas contest deadline extended!

There’s still time to enter BEEF’s “Cowboy Christmas” photo contest, sponsored by Greeley Hat Works....More
in BEEF Daily Dec 16, 2015

16 emerging food trends for 2016

Which trends will be new and exciting for food in 2016? Check out the top 16 predictions and find out how beef producers can use this list to....More
in BEEF Daily Dec 15, 2015

Why Chipotle’s reputation is crashing & what that means for beef producers

Several cases of foodborne illnesses have been reported and traced back to Chipotle. Now the burrito chain’s reputation is falling. What does this....More
in BEEF Daily Dec 14, 2015

5 factors affecting winter supplementation in beef cattle

As winter weather sets in, here are five factors to consider when supplementing the cow herd....More
in BEEF Daily Dec 10, 2015

Reader pens Christmas poem; PLUS: Cowboy Christmas contest kicks off

With a new photo contest, new Christmas poll, and a poem penned by a BEEF reader, we’re in the holiday spirit today on the BEEF Daily blog!....More
in BEEF Daily Dec 09, 2015

5 tips for reducing hay use

Feeding hay is one of the biggest inputs cow-calf producers have. Here are five tips to kick the hay habit....More
in BEEF Daily Dec 08, 2015

3 steps to prepare for tighter margins

Consider these three steps for beefing up the family ranch business for tighter margins....More
in BEEF Daily Dec 07, 2015

NEW Contest: Submit your favorite Cowboy Christmas photos

BEEF is kicking off December with the “Cowboy Christmas” photo contest. Enter to win a $300 Greeley Hat Works hat....More

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