Presenting at the 2023 Fall Directors and Managers Conference: Amanda Radke

fifth-generation rancher and owner of Radke Land & Cattle

Amanda Radke is a fifth-generation rancher from Mitchell, SD. Alongside her husband, Tyler, and their four children, they operate Radke Land & Cattle, a Limousin and Angus seedstock op-eration. 

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 ex-tremists, 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. She currently serves as an appointee on the National Agriculture Campaign Advisory Council, where she provides industry insights to the U.S. House of Representatives Agriculture Committee. 

Radke is also the author of eight children’s books, and her goal is to help promote agricultural literacy in schools and to teach the next generation about where their food comes from.