Events

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

Catch Amanda on the Road in 2020 & 2021!

2020 Agenda:

  • Tennessee Cattlemen's Association Annual Convention, Murfreesboro, TN, Jan 10-11, 2020
  • National Livestock Producers Association Board Meeting, Arizona, Jan. 21
  • Cornbelt Cow-Calf Conference, Ottumwa, IA, Jan. 25
  • Black Hills Stock Show Hubbard Event, Rapid City, SD, Feb. 8
  • Organic Winterfest Producer Meeting, Ontario, Canada, Feb. 11
  • Winner Elementary School "Levi's Lost Calf" Reading, Winner, SD, Feb. 17
  • Winner High School "Ag Careers for Can-Do Cowkids," Winner, SD, Feb. 17
  • Nebraska Independent Crop Consultants Association Meeting, Grand Island, NE, Feb 18
  • Nebraska Cattlemen's Classic, FFA Day, Kearney, NE, Feb. 19
  • Nebraska Cattlemen's Classic, Producer Panel, Kearney, NE, Feb. 20
  • Women in Agriculture Conference, Kearney, NE, Feb, 20
  • North Dakota Winter Show, Valley City, ND, March 6
  • Louisiana Women In Ag Conference, Alexandria, LA, March 12-13
  • (Postponed) Crawford County Cattlemen's, Crawford, OH, March 26
  • Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation "The Crew" Virtual Meeting, March 31
  • (Postponed) Mercer County Soil Conservation District, Hazen, ND, April 3
  • (Postponed) Community Ag Day, Larned, KS, May 15
  • ONE: Alltech Ideas Conference, Virtual Event, May 18
  • Organic In Season Scouting Management Virtual Event, Canada, June 4
  • Purina National Genetic Supplier Conference, St. Louis, MO, July 13
  • SHE Grows Beef™ Virtual Event, July 20
  • Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association Annual Convention, Tulsa, OK, July 24-25
  • Verdigre FFA Chapter Banquet, Verdigre, NE, Aug. 2
  • Murray Co. Cattlemen's Association Annual Meeting, Hadley, MN, Aug. 3
  • Canadian Beef Industry Conference, Penticton, BC, Canada, Aug. 12
  • SD 4-H Virtual Summer Adventure Series, Aug. 12
  • Prairie Family Business Association Conference for Family Businesses, Sept. 10
  • American Farm Bureau Target: Trust Engagement Virtual Training, Sept. 11
  • (Postponed) Gregory County FFA Chapter Kickoff, Burke, SD, Sept. 15
  • Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Virtual Convention, Sept. 15
  • Tomorrow's Top Hands Beef Leadership Summit, Bismark, ND, Oct. 23
  • American Society of Farm Managers & Rural Appraisers Virtual Event, Nov. 10
  • Wisconsin Beef Council Beef Ambassador Virtual Training, Nov. 17
  • Farm Credit of the Virginias A Voice For Agriculture Virtual Event, Dec. 3
  • CattlemanU Virtual Webinar, Dec. 5
  • Nevada CattleWomen Beginning Farmers/Ranchers Virtual Meeting, Dec. 10

2021 Agenda:

  • 2021 JCCW Agriculture Summit, Buffalo, WY, Jan. 9
  • Northeast Junior Beef Ambassador Virtual Training, Jan. 13
  • Wyoming Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers, Douglas, WY, Jan. 15
  • Organic Winter Fest Virtual Growth on the Farm, Jan. 19
  • U.S. Custom Harvesters, Inc. Annual Convention, Des Moines, IA, Jan. 22
  • Georgia Cattlemen's Association Annual Meeting, Savannah, GA, Jan. 28
  • AgChoice Farm Credit Virtual Ag Forum, Feb. 4
  • (Postponed) Women Changing the Face of Agriculture Event, Galesburg, IL, March 4
  • Stanley FFA Banquet, Stanley, ND, April 8
  • NDSU Agriculture Collective's Ag Day, Fargo, ND, April 23
  • ANCW Region 3/7 Meeting, Brookings, SD, June 10
  • Iowa Women in Agriculture Conference, Ankeny, IA, Aug. 5
  • Oklahoma Women in Agriculture Conference, Oklahoma City, OK, Aug. 10
  • Harvest of Knowledge, Oklee, MN, Oct. 29
  • Montana Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention, Billings, MT, Nov. 9-11
Audience Testimonies
Hiring a speaker for an event is a big investment. A presenter needs to be dynamic, passionate, knowledgeable and capable of connecting with your audience. Here are a few reactions from audiences who have listened to Amanda speak over the years.
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"I witnessed a 17-year old kid captivate an entire room full of adults passionately sharing the merits of beef consumption. Then I witnessed a college kid lead a national movement to do the right thing. Today I witnessed a mother, a wife, a motivator stir folks of all ages to do something because of her example. Amanda Radke sets the standard for what it means to be an American." - Trent Loos, professional speaker, Nebraska rancher and radio personality
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"Amanda's work, words and delivery style are an amazing combination of passion and purpose, celebration and appreciation. She’s an astute 'student' of the audience before she becomes a 'teacher' of great value. Her experienced and authentic voice in agriculture truly helps us to find our voice. Those of us privileged to hear Amanda’s presentations know that agriculture is richer because of the life-lessons shared from her experiences, the application of her messages and the tremendous value of her insight. It’s great to see her light the power within us as we work together to be part of her mission: to protect our freedoms to farm and our freedom of choice at the grocery store. - Jolene Brown, professional speaker, author, farmer and family business consultant

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"I've been attending agricultural meetings for 25 years now, and Amanda is hands-down in the top 5% of speakers I have ever listened to, ever!" - Bill Legg, Tennessee beef producer
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"Thank you for speaking at our Women in Ag Conference. You have an important message for everyone in ag." - Farm Credit Services of America
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"Amanda does a great job. She wears her passion well and speaks from the heart." - David Skaggs, South Dakota Department of Agriculture dairy/ag development specialist
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"I highly recommend Amanda as as speaker. Our audience enjoyed her!" - Carol Millan, Women in Blue Jeans event coordinator
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"You can't get any better than Amanda!! Book the best - book Amanda!!" - Jess Peterson, U.S. Cattlemen's Association executive vice president
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"A big thank you for presenting at Annie's Project about the dynamics of multi-generational operations. A couple of the participants have made comments that you have captured their lives with your presentation. Hopefully, it will give them some perspective and ideas of how to navigate it." - Jeremiah Vardiman, University of Wyoming Extension educator
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"I learned more in your 20-minute speech than in the entire four-day convention combined." - Nathan Stanton, farmer
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On behalf of the NLPA Board of Directors, I want to thank you for making the time to speak to our board members! Your remarks were very well received and created much discussion – even after your session! You are an impressive speaker and the areas which you covered were very appropriate. Although communicating about agriculture can feel futile at times, you do an excellent job of cutting to the meat of the matter and present them in a way that helps people understand the issues and form their opinions on more than just emotion. I think the Zoom system worked well for us. It felt as though you were in the room with us and it seemed the dialogue was seamless. Again, thank you for stimulating our directors’ thinking about some very important issues in the livestock business today! - R. Scott Stuart, NLPA Managing Director
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"Amanda is a great speaker, and is a strong fighter for all ranchers and farmers." Kate Schelske, South Dakota dairy farmer
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"Radke is a great public speaker who advocates for farmers and ranchers and is a great voice for the livestock industry." - Tom Jerry Straights, Michigan producer
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"Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing and coming to speak with our group! Not going to lie, I choked up a bit at the end hearing you speak about kids who don't have enough to eat. That is why we do what we do in agriculture!" Hannah Gaebel Dorn, Nebraskan farmer
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"Fabulous job in Valley City! I really enjoyed your speech and applaud your grit with grace attitude of standing up for our way of life and speaking our truths. Throwing bombs at bombs never ends well in my opinion, so to hear your strategy of kindness was refreshing." - Anna Thelemann Tietz, Minnesota producer
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"Thanks for sharing your positive insights. We really appreciated your optimistic outlook on the agricultural industry. The world needs more clear-headed people like you." Kenway Henry Reimer
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"Wow! If Amanda doesn't fire you up about the beef industry, then something is wrong. I truly loved this segment of the conference." - Marty Tasos
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"Braaavoooo, Amanda! You are my hero. Thanks for being so brave and telling the truth." - Walter Moncayo
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"Amanda offers a really positive injection in hard times! Consumers are not stupid, but each person in the supply chain should help to provide the right info." - Maria Agovino

Check out where Amanda was in 2019 to reference some of her previous clients:
  • South Dakota Pork Expo, Sioux Falls, SD Jan. 10
  • Annie’s Project Webinar, Powell, WY, Jan. 26
  • Alabama Cattlemen’s Association Meeting, Birmingham, AL, Feb. 15
  • South Dakota Weed & Pest Meeting, Huron, SD, Feb. 21
  • "Can-Do Cowkids" Launch Day, Atlanta, GA, March 20-21
  • KDLT Morning Show with Carleen Wild, March 22 
  • Elixir Roasterie Book Signing (Free Cookies + 50% off Coffee), March 23
  • Gertie Belle Rogers Classroom Visit, Mitchell, SD, March 25
  • Doland Public School Beef Up Your Reading Program, Doland, SD, March 26
  • Citizens Bank Minnesota Celebrating Women in Ag Event, New Ulm, MN, March 28
  • Sanborn Central Elementary School Classroom Visit, Forestburg, SD, April 3
  • Little Red Hen Ladies Day Into The Night Out, Mitchell, SD, April 30 3-5 pm
  • Wall Public School Beef To School Program, Wall, SD, May 2
  • Mitchell Public Library, Explore the Universe of Ag Event, May 30 10:30-11:15 am
  • Alltech ONE Ideas Forum, Lexington, KY, May 20
  • Jerauld/Buffalo Babysitting Clinic, Wessington Springs, SD, June 4
  • Livestock Research Innovation Corporation Annual Meeting, Guelph, Ontario, June 18
  • MS Farm Bureau Summer Policy & Advocacy Conference, Starkville, MS, June 20
  • Families Feeding Families event + book reading, Yankton, SD, July 24
  • Husker Harvest Days, Grand Island, NE, Sept 9-11
  • SDSU Block & Bridle Meeting, Brookings, SD, Sept 18
  • Blossom & Play book reading, Mitchell, SD, Sept 21
  • MTI Animal Science/Culinary "Busting Beef Myths," Mitchell, SD, Oct. 29
  • Trans Ova Genetics Communication Meeting, Sioux Center, IA, Nov. 1
  • Thunder Seed Women in Ag Event, Halstad, MN, Nov. 6
  • Idaho Cattlemen's Convention, Boise, ID, Nov 11-12
  • Miss Rodeo Wyoming Coronation/Fundraising Event, Laramie, WY, Nov. 16
  • SE SD Angus Association Meeting, Mitchell, SD, Nov. 20
  • Wagner FFA Night, Wagner, SD, Nov. 23