Now Booking 2024-2025 Speaking Engagements. More Info HERE!

Event Schedule



Amanda Radke may be only 5'2" but she packs a big punch in her keynotes speeches and workshops. Radke considers every minute on the stage a monumental opportunity to connect, educate, motivate, and inspire. She has a knack for weaving humorous, personal stories into important, timely topics. She leaves audiences hungry for more and ready to take action once they leave your event.

Email Amanda at for pricing and availability on speaking engagements, classroom visits and wholesale/bulk purchases of her book titles. 

Now Booking 2024 Events!

  • Jan. 19-20: 2024 NYBPA Annual Convention, Syracuse, NY
  • Jan. 25: Advanced Ag Products, LLC Meeting, Canton, SD
  • Jan. 26: 2024 Cowgirls 'n Conservation, Watford City, ND
  • Jan 28: Laurel Area Agribusiness Appreciation Banquet, Laurel, NE
  • Jan. 29: Laurel - Concord - Coleridge School, Laurel, NE
  • Jan. 30: Texas Beefhouse Live Beef Auction, Whitehouse, TX
  • Feb 2: BHSS Women of the West with Scarlett & Lucky, Rapid City, SD 
  • Feb. 2: 6 Mile Angus Annual Production Sale, Flasher, ND
  • Feb. 8: Agronomy Plus Meeting, Deadwood, SD
  • Feb. 9: Farm Credit  Side by Side Conference, Des Moines, IA
  • Feb. 10: Tri-County Cattlemen's, Fairview Acres, Biggsville, IL
  • Feb. 22: Ag Women In Engage Conference, Fort Wayne, IN
  • Feb. 29: Marine Bank & Trust Ag Seminar, Cathage, IL 
  • March 2: Kendall Grundy Beef Association, Morris, IL
  • March 7: North Dakota Winter Show, Valley City, ND
  • March 8: Kenny Angus Annual Bull Sale, Odebolt, IA
  • March 9: Northeast Iowa District FFA Convention, Waukon, IA
  • April 4: SDSU College Republicans Meeting, Brookings, SD
  • April 8: Maple River School, Mapleton, MN 
  • April 11: Farmers Cooperative Ladies Night, Crete, NE
  • June 8: Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Parkston, SD 
  • June 18: Miniature Hereford Junior Nationals, Duncan, OK
  • July 19: Alabama junior Cattlemens Round-up, Montgomery, AL
  • July 22: SD Association of Towns & Townships, Mitchell, SD
  • Aug. 17: Midwest Feeds Annual Meeting, Chamberlain, SD
  • Sept. 7: Eastern West Virginia Community & Tech College
  • Sept. 16: Omaha Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women, Norfolk, NE
  • Sept. 21: MoonShine Angus Production Sale, Morrilton, AR
  • Oct. 17: Minnesota Beef Expo, St. Paul, MN 
  • Dec. 12: Five Meade County Schools, SD

2025 Events

  • Feb. 18, 2025: Midwest Forage Association, Wisconsin Dells, WI
  • Feb. 27, 2025: CP Feeds Ladies Retreat, Manitowoc, WI
  • March 13, 2025: Utah FFA Association, Logan, UT

Decades of Speaking Experience

I gave my first speech in a 4-H contest at just eight-years old. The speech was titled, “What is a Limousin?” and detailed the history and benefits of the breed of cattle my family raises on our ranch in South Dakota. On the day of the speech, my mom asked me, “Are you nervous?” And I replied, “No, Mom. Should I be?” The speech earned me a purple ribbon, and from that day on, I was hooked with sharing information with people in a public platform.

I went on to speak competitively in 4-H and FFA through my high school years, always focusing on agricultural topics in every presentation. As a senior in high school, I capped off my youth speaking career in 2006, winning both the National Beef Ambassador contest (speaking about beef by-products) and the National FFA Extemporaneous contest (speaking about beef safety after the first BSE case hit the United States).

These two victories were the catalyst for my adult speaking career. While attending college, I began traveling to speak to agricultural groups across the country. Word-of-mouth helped get me gigs, and overtime, I developed my core messaging that I wanted farmers and ranchers to hear.

Fourteen years later, I have traveled extensively spreading my message to cattlemen’s groups, women in agriculture events, young producer meetings and more. While my heart and soul is in the beef industry, my messaging is applicable to anyone who raises any type of livestock, crops, timber, or energy, as well as consumer groups who want to learn more about where their food comes from. If you utilize natural resources to provide food, fiber or other goods for consumers, my story is for you.

With regular appearances on radio shows, podcasts, local television stations and even FOX News, I am well-trained in media communications and offer the added value to event planners of being able to help promote your conference in interviews and on social media.

With a strong, loyal and growing following on social media, your event's purpose can be further communicated on my platforms (Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, X, YouTube and my podcast, "The Heart of Rural America"), which can lead to more participation and interest in your event for years to come.

Thank you for considering me to be a presenter at your next event. It is truly an honor each time I am asked to speak!