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 Oct 16, 2014

9 Reasons To Cull That Cow; PLUS: Why Preg-Checking Pays

John F. Grimes, Ohio State University Extension beef coordinator, lists nine reasons for culling a cow and examines the economics of keeping an open....More
in BEEF Daily Oct 15, 2014

4 Tips For Eliminating Weeds This Fall

While many cattlemen are busy weaning calves, preg-checking cows and harvesting crops this time of year, it can be easy to forget about pasture and....More
in BEEF Daily Oct 14, 2014

3 Resources For Crushing Beef Myths

After seeing six myths about beef that a vegan website has successfully written and shared thousands of times, BEEF Daily blogger Amanda Radke....More
in BEEF Daily Oct 13, 2014

What You Need To Know About The Beef Checkoff Drama

Citing what he says is the beef industry’s failed attempt to compromise and fix perceived issues within the checkoff program, USDA Secretary Tom....More
in BEEF Daily Oct 09, 2014

4 Beef Headlines: What Is Sustainable? Are Farmers Rich?

Keeping an eye on industry trends, here are four items worth reading this week. Trent Loos talks “sustainable beef.” A barbecue competition raises....More
in BEEF Daily Oct 08, 2014

Let’s Celebrate 4-H Week!

National 4-H week is Oct. 5-11, and today’s blog and newsletter pays homage to the youth program. BEEF summer intern Becky Church reflects on her....More
in BEEF Daily Oct 07, 2014

NEW Poll Asks, “How Do You Wean Your Calves?”

Weaning time is in full swing across the country. This week’s online poll question at beefmagazine.com is: “How do you wean your calves?” Readers....More
in BEEF Daily Oct 06, 2014

3 Ways To Get Involved In The “Ag Provides” Campaign

One in eight Americans goes to bed hungry each night, but farmers and ranchers are working to end hunger by donating to local food pantries during....More
in BEEF Daily Oct 02, 2014

Remembering Atlas; PLUS: A Thank-You From SD Ranchers

As the anniversary of the October 2013 winter storm Atlas approaches, we remember those who were impacted by the deadly storm....More
in BEEF Daily Oct 01, 2014

Let’s Congratulate Our 2015 National Beef Ambassadors

The 2015 National Beef Ambassadors have been named following an intense competition that evaluated their abilities to promote beef, educate consumers....More

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