My name is Amanda Radke, and I’m a cattle rancher, wife, mom of three, writer, speaker, children’s book author and collector of cool graphic tees.
My website — www.amandaradke.com — launched in March 2019 with the release of my second children’s book, “Can-Do Cowkids.”
I’ve been freelance writing and speaking at agricultural events for the 13 years now, and you might recognize my name from my blog, BEEF Daily, at www.beefmagazine.com.
Throughout my career, projects typically came my way through word of mouth. I wanted to find a better way to promote my communications work, so that’s what prompted me to create my own website, which now houses my speaking topics, schedule, classroom programs, and of course, the western gift boutique!
With the book launch, I decided to add inventory to my website to create a fun shopping experience for folks checking out my books. I wasn’t sure what people would gravitate towards, so I simply curated a collection of western gifts and clothing items that I personally loved and hoped for the best.
Turns out, people were really digging my graphic tees, ag-themed greeting cards, coffee mugs, tea towels and farm animal toys! I continue to add more inventory to the site all the time, and honestly, it’s really been a fun, rewarding and creative outlet for me outside of my writing work.
And while graphic tees are the BOMB (they are comfy, cute and send a strong message), my true passion is in promoting agricultural literacy with my children’s books. I’m currently working on my third book project with my talented illustrator, Michelle Weber.
Together, we plan to continue this important work of sharing accurate agricultural stories, and we are now seeking commodity groups to partner with in this endeavor. As an example, our third book is a collaboration with Georgia’s peanut farmers, and I can’t wait to share it with all of you! If your agricultural organization might be interested, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org!
I want to give a big thank you to KRose Company for the opportunity to share my story! I would love to connect with y’all online! Friend me on Facebook or follow me on Instagram at @amandaradke. I would love to meet you!