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 May 17, 2016

Where do leading presidential hopefuls stand on animal issues?

From farm policy to animal welfare issues, how do the presidential hopefuls stack up, and who will serve agriculture the best in the next four years?....More
in BEEF Daily May 16, 2016

4 tips for maintaining summer feedlots

Mud can reduce feed efficiency in feedlots by 13%. Here are four tips for maintaining summer lots when backgrounding or finishing cattle....More
in BEEF Daily May 12, 2016

3 considerations for fertilizing hay fields this spring

It’s not too late to fertilize hay fields this spring. Here are three things to think about before fertilizing....More
in BEEF Daily May 11, 2016

Culver’s launches 2nd annual essay contest to support FFA

Another reason to love Culver’s — they are sponsoring three FFA chapters to attend the National FFA Convention. To win, FFA members must submit a 1,....More
in BEEF Daily May 10, 2016

May Beef Month: Survey reveals 2016 burger trends

A recent survey unveiled just in time for May Beef Month reveals popular burger trends for 2016....More
in BEEF Daily May 09, 2016

Who won BEEF’s cowboy poetry contest?

Today’s blog announces the winners of the first ever BEEF cowboy poetry contest....More
in BEEF Daily May 05, 2016

Mother’s Day 2016: 5 favorite things being a ranch mom

Mother’s Day 2016 is quickly approaching. Here are musings from a ranch mom on what she loves best about raising kids on a cattle ranch....More
in BEEF Daily May 04, 2016

How one fencing company is providing wildfire relief to ranchers

Red Brand and FFA have teamed up to rebuild fences in Kansas and Oklahoma after the Anderson Creek Fire....More
in BEEF Daily May 03, 2016

Denmark explores meat tax to help the planet

Denmark is considering taxing red meat to force its citizens to eat a more “ethically” superior diet. Here’s why the tax is doing a disservice to....More
in BEEF Daily May 02, 2016

NEW Contest: Calling all cowboy poets!

It’s time to submit your best rhyme for our brand new cowboy poetry contest. Don’t delay to share the way you spend your day on the ranch! Three....More

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