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 13, 2014

5 Tips For Grazing Oat Pastures This Spring

Oats can offer a high-quality grazing option for spring and early summer, but getting the most out of this forage can be tricky. I’ve rounded up 10....More
in BEEF Daily May 12, 2014

10 Best “Ranch Mom” Photos; Voting Ends Noon Friday

Although Mother's Day has come and gone, we have been busy this month tipping our hats to ranch moms. We kicked off the month of May with a photo....More
in BEEF Daily May 08, 2014

3 Ways Beef Is Making A Comeback With Consumers

It’s always exciting to see positive information about beef being shared in the news. Such articles are good for consumers, who are seeking....More
in BEEF Daily May 07, 2014

Readers Share Mom Memories; PLUS, The Perfect Song For Mother’s Day

After last month’s “Man’s Best Friend” photo contest received 180+ entries, we were excited to launch a second contest. We amped up the prizes ($100....More
in BEEF Daily May 06, 2014

From One Rancher To Another: Be Proactive About Preventing Skin Cancer

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and before you stop reading this blog, thinking it’s an issue of no concern to you, think again. According to the....More
in BEEF Daily May 05, 2014

3 Ways To Celebrate May Beef Month

The month of May brings a lot of fun things on the ranch. It’s time to breed cows, make plans for summer grazing, haul cow-calf pairs to pasture,....More
in BEEF Daily May 01, 2014

NEW Photo Contest: Send Your Best “Ranch Mom” Photo

Happy May Day! At my house, we’re praying for May showers to green up the pastures, and we’re looking forward to summer grazing season just around....More
in BEEF Daily Apr 30, 2014

3 Tips For Stalking And Stopping The Wily Musk Thistle

I spent many summers of my youth chopping down the wily musk thistle. Still, when it came time to make flowers for my wedding in 2010, I found the....More
in BEEF Daily Apr 29, 2014

Beef Prices May Be Higher, But Here Are 5 Reasons To Eat It Anyway

If you’re like me, you grill year-round, but for the rest of America, grilling season will soon be upon us. Can’t you just smell the ribeyes sizzling....More
in BEEF Daily Apr 28, 2014

"Man's Best Friend" Photo Champions Announced!

The beefmagazine.com website has literally “gone to the dogs” this April. We’ve been celebrating “man’s best friend” with a photography contest....More

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