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 Jul 14, 2016

3 tips to avoid early embryonic loss in cattle

Minimize these three stressors in order to avoid early embryonic loss in cattle this summer....More
in BEEF Daily Jul 13, 2016

Let’s eat beef: Red meat isn’t horrible, nor is it the enemy

From an article titled, “Meat is horrible” last week, to one titled, “Red meat is not the enemy” this week, here is what producers need to know about....More
in BEEF Daily Jul 12, 2016

Nation in crisis: It’s time to get back to our roots

As the nation continues to face turmoil and unrest, maybe it’s time we all get back to our roots, where hard manual work and a respect for all of God....More
in BEEF Daily Jul 11, 2016

3 tips for marketing calves this fall

It may only be the second week in July, but it’s never too early to start thinking about best strategies for marketing calves this fall. Here are....More
in BEEF Daily Jul 07, 2016

Weeds & poor water quality can lead to herd health concerns

Noxious weeds and poor water quality can lead to herd health issues; here's what you need to know to avoid troubles during the hot, dry summer....More
in BEEF Daily Jul 06, 2016

4 facts to debunk “Meat is horrible” article

An article titled, “Meat is horrible” recently appeared in The Washington Post. Here are four beef facts to serve as a rebuttal to this negative....More
in BEEF Daily Jul 05, 2016

4 facts about millennial barbecues

What’s the cost of an American barbecue in 2016? It depends. If you’re a millennial, it might cost a lot more than the traditional backyard grill out....More
in BEEF Daily Jul 04, 2016

Political musings from a cattle rancher on Independence Day

As we celebrate the land of the free and the home of the brave, BEEF Daily Editor Amanda Radke also weighs in on the nation’s current problems and....More
in BEEF Daily Jun 30, 2016

3 key principles for summer grazing management

Want to extend the life of your summer pastures? Here are three grazing management principles to follow....More
in BEEF Daily Jun 29, 2016

8 resources to combat negative assumptions about grain-fed beef

An op-ed column featured in the LA Times slams feedlots and conventional beef production. Here are eight resources to help set the record straight....More

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