March 26, 7pm–10pmWhere
Crawford County Fairgrounds Youth Building 610 Whetstone Street, Bucyrus, OH 44820
Crawford County Farm Bureau and Crawford County Cattlemen’s are partnering to bring Amanda Radke, a South Dakota rancher, blogger and children’s book author, to speak about agricultural advocacy. She will help producers respond to consumers to protect freedom to farm and freedom of choice at the grocery store. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact 800-327-6055 or [email protected].
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. A 2009 graduate of South Dakota State University with a degree in agricultural communications, Radke previously served internships in college with USDA, NCBA and BEEF Magazine before returning to her family’s cattle operation, where she raises her family
Since 2008, Radke has written every Monday through Thursday on the BEEF Daily blog, where she tackles hot industry issues and provides tools and strategies for producers to effectively engage with consumers and deflect negative media articles on social media. Most recently and notably, her open letter to Ellen DeGeneres went viral, leading to a media frenzy where she had the opportunity to dispel myths about beef nutrition, environmental impact and animal welfare.
She’s the 2006 National FFA Extemporaneous Speaking champion and the 2006 National Beef Ambassador, and she was recognized as a Top 10 Beef Industry Leader by the Cattle Business Weekly.
When she’s not writing, ranching or chasing after her kids, Radke is traveling the country speaking to agricultural groups, reading her ranch-inspired children’s books, “Levi’s Lost Calf” and “Can-Do Cowkids” at elementary schools or career coaching as a mentor for FFA and 4-H kids. Learn more about Radke at www.amandaradke.com.