Amanda Radke is a fifth generation rancher from Mitchell, S.D., who has dedicated her career to serving as a voice for the nation’s beef producers. A 2009 graduate of South Dakota State University with a degree in agricultural communications, education and leadership, Radke served internships with USDA’s Ag Marketing Service in Washington, D.C. and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association in Denver. Her 2008 summer internship with BEEF magazine led to an ongoing blogger position for the BEEF Daily blog, where she provides timely industry news each week, Monday through Thursday. She’s the 2006 National FFA Extemporaneous Speaking champion and the 2006 National Beef Ambassador. In 2012, she was recognized as a Top 10 Beef Industry Leader by the Cattle Business Weekly. That same year, she was also featured on Media Industry News’ 2012 Top 15 People To Watch Under 30 list, for her work on the BEEF Daily blog. When she’s not writing or ranching, Radke is traveling the country speaking to agricultural groups about hot industry issues or reading her children’s book, “Levi’s Lost Calf,” at elementary schools. She married her collegiate meats judging teammate, Tyler, in 2010, and together, they have two children, Scarlett and Thorne.

Posts by Amanda Radke

in BEEF Daily Sep 22, 2016

There’s still time to enter our fall photo contest!

Don’t forget to enter our fall photo contest, “Cattle & Colors” for a chance to win a VISA gift card....More
in BEEF Daily Sep 20, 2016

5 questions a heifer should answer before she becomes a “keeper”

Before deciding whether to keep or cull a replacement heifer, ask yourself these five questions....More
in BEEF Daily Sep 20, 2016

HSUS targets beef checkoff; NCBA vows to take stand

NCBA stands up to HSUS after the animal rights organization makes a move to weaken beef checkoff program....More
in BEEF Daily Sep 19, 2016

4 beef nutrition articles you need to read & share

Emerging researching is debunking decades of poor nutritional recommendations....More
in BEEF Daily Sep 15, 2016

NEW photo contest: “Cattle & Colors”

BEEF is celebrating fall with a new photo contest. Check out today’s blog for details to enter....More
in BEEF Daily Sep 14, 2016

5 reasons why women are agriculture’s best resource

Responding to a blog post titled, “The top 10 above and beyond farm wife qualities,” here are five ways women in agriculture are so much more than....More
in BEEF Daily Sep 13, 2016

Could beef be the simple cure for diabetes?

One in three adults will be diagnosed with diabetes by 2050, and many doctors are prescribing expensive and dangerous weight-loss surgeries to combat....More
in BEEF Daily Sep 12, 2016

5 principles for millennial ranchers to follow

Millennial ranchers have a unique set of challenges to overcome in order to succeed in the business. Here are five tips for success from a young....More
in BEEF Daily Sep 08, 2016

5 tips for getting your stories printed in local newspapers

A reader asks for tips on getting positive beef stories printed in local newspapers. Here are five tips and tricks from an ag journalist....More
in BEEF Daily Sep 07, 2016

3 tips for managing farm family living expenses

Family living expenses can make or break a farm or ranch operation. Communication and compromise are key for farm families to manage money and....More

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