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 25, 2015

American Sniper movie shines light on fallen soldiers this Memorial Day

This Memorial Day, we salute the fallen soldiers who sacrificed everything, so that we can be free. Today I share my thoughts on patriot and American....More
in BEEF Daily May 21, 2015

Family Ranch Series Part 3: Avoid these 3 mistakes when estate planning

Estate planning is a must for ranches to survive after the loss of a loved one. To avoid these three common mistakes, have a plan in place that will....More
in BEEF Daily May 20, 2015

New campaign promotes soil health; PLUS: 5 blogs on how cattle grazing helps soil

USDA’s “Hope in Healthy Soil” campaign promotes the importance of farmers and ranchers managing the soil to help the planet and feed the world. Share....More
in BEEF Daily May 19, 2015

Vote for your favorite summer grilling photo now

We announce the finalists in the “Summer Grilling” photography contest today; plus, help us select our champions!....More
in BEEF Daily May 18, 2015

Recruitment necessary to fill agricultural career opportunities

According to a study by the USDA, there are 60,000 available jobs in agriculture but only 35,000 graduates each year to fill them. If we want to....More
in BEEF Daily May 14, 2015

Family Ranching Series Part 2: 5 resources to help manage money expectations

Are you ready to add the next generation to the ranch? Here are five resources with questions to ask before making that big step....More
in BEEF Daily May 13, 2015

4 ways new app educates consumers about beef

A new app, created by the Tulare County CattleWomen, aims to educate consumers about beef. Download the app for free and let us know what you think....More
in BEEF Daily May 12, 2015

There’s still time to enter BEEF's “Summer Grilling” photo contest

During May Beef Month, we are hosting a “Summer Grilling” photo contest. There’s still time to enter to win a Greeley Hat Works hat. Check out today’....More
in BEEF Daily May 11, 2015

Celebrating my first Mother’s Day; PLUS: 6 must-read blogs worth sharing

Mother’s Day was Sunday, and this blog post includes six must-read blogs and photo galleries celebrating the special women in our lives....More
in BEEF Daily May 07, 2015

Family Ranching Series Part 1: Is your family ranching business prepared for a crisis?

In May, we are troubleshooting common challenges family cattle businesses face. This week, we focus on emergency planning. Is your ranch ready for a....More

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