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 May 10, 2016

May Beef Month: Survey reveals 2016 burger trends

A recent survey unveiled just in time for May Beef Month reveals popular burger trends for 2016....More
in BEEF Daily May 09, 2016

Who won BEEF’s cowboy poetry contest?

Today’s blog announces the winners of the first ever BEEF cowboy poetry contest....More
in BEEF Daily May 05, 2016

Mother’s Day 2016: 5 favorite things being a ranch mom

Mother’s Day 2016 is quickly approaching. Here are musings from a ranch mom on what she loves best about raising kids on a cattle ranch....More
in BEEF Daily May 04, 2016

How one fencing company is providing wildfire relief to ranchers

Red Brand and FFA have teamed up to rebuild fences in Kansas and Oklahoma after the Anderson Creek Fire....More
in BEEF Daily May 03, 2016

Denmark explores meat tax to help the planet

Denmark is considering taxing red meat to force its citizens to eat a more “ethically” superior diet. Here’s why the tax is doing a disservice to....More
in BEEF Daily May 02, 2016

NEW Contest: Calling all cowboy poets!

It’s time to submit your best rhyme for our brand new cowboy poetry contest. Don’t delay to share the way you spend your day on the ranch! Three....More
in BEEF Daily Apr 28, 2016

3 considerations for creep feeding your calves this summer

To creep feed or not to creep feed? That is the question. Producers should think about these three factors before filling the creep feeder this....More
in BEEF Daily Apr 27, 2016

David Kohl: 6 tips for working through tight margins

To weather volatile times in the cattle business, it takes some strategic planning. Economist David Kohl shares six tips for making it through times....More
in BEEF Daily Apr 26, 2016

6 smartphone apps to make a rancher’s life easier

Looking for new tools to help manage your ranch? Check out these six free smartphone apps created just for livestock producers....More
in BEEF Daily Apr 25, 2016

How many clean-up bulls do I need after artificial insemination?

What’s the perfect bull to heifer ratio following estrus synchronization and artificial insemination?....More

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