The Meet Your Herdmates Sodcast

40 Amanda Radke

March 23, 2021

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 farmers and ranchers. Since 2008, Rake has tackled hot indus-try issues on the BEEF Daily blog for BEEF Magazine, where she provides tools and strategies for producers to effectively engage with consumers and counter negative media articles on social media. 

A former National FFA Extemporaneous Speaking Champion and National Beef Ambassador, Radke has spent the last 15 years on the road fighting for the agriculture, rural America and the western way of life. She believes food security is national security, and her work is focused on keeping producers on the land and ensuring every citizen has access to safe, affordable and nu-tritious food in this country.

When she’s not blogging or speaking, Radke is penning agriculturally-accurate children’s books to help promote agricultural literacy in schools. Her titles include, “Levi’s Lost Calf,” “Can-Do Cowkids,” “A Home Run For Peanuts” and “The Soil Quilt.” Radke is determined to teach kids about where their food comes from to help the upcoming generation of consumers be both in-formed and empowered at the grocery store. 

Learn more about Amanda (and get Beef garb!) at

South Dakota Soil Health Coalition -
National Ag in the Classroom -
Natural Resources Conservation Service South Dakota -
South Dakota Grassland Coalition -
The Leopold Conservation Award Program -

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