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Meet Amanda Radke

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. Radke regularly tackles industry issues as a blogger, columnist, investigative journalist, speaker, and entertainer. 

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’s gone head-to-head against animal rights activists, environmental extremists, politicians, and celebrities who seek to eliminate animal agriculture. 

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 nutritious food in this country.

Radke is the author of eight agriculturally-accurate children’s books, and her goal is to help promote agricultural literacy in schools. Her titles include:

  • Levi’s Lost Calf
  • Can-Do Cowkids
  • A Home Run For Peanuts
  • The Soil Quilt
  • Beef Strong
  • C is for Care
  • Faith, Family, Freedom
  • Roll, Spread, Sprinkle, Bake 
Radke is a mom of four and is determined to teach children about where their food comes and to celebrate the people behind our food, fiber, and energy who make it possible. 
Amanda and her family working together during calving season!