When BEEF magazine decided to initiate BEEF Daily, an online roundup of beef-industry news and commentary presented each morning from Monday through Thursday, Amanda Radke was the logical choice to serve as its Editor.
She’s a fifth-generation rancher from Mitchell, SD, and a recent South Dakota State University graduate. She grew up on a family-owned Limousin seedstock operation in which she’s still very active.
At a young age, she already has a long record of advocacy for the U.S. beef industry. 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, CO, in addition to an internship with BEEF magazine this in 2008.
Just how much of an advocate is she? You might ask. Perhaps you heard the story of a young FFA member who led a walkout of several thousand members from a Carrie Underwood concert a couple of summers ago 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.
On BEEF Daily, Amanda will be providing timely industry news each morning from Monday through Thursday, to which readers can comment; along with her blog chronicling her experiences and adventures as a young ag professional.
Check out her BEEF Daily Blog