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Heart of Rural America

Welcome to the Heart of Rural America podcast. I’m your host, Amanda Radke ​-- a South Dakota cattle rancher, wife, mom of four, children’s book author, and motivational speaker. I started this show with a simple goal in mind -- to share the untold stories of the often-overlooked independent farmer and rancher. On this program, We’ll discuss the challenges that face rural America and the anti-animal agriculture agenda that seeks to eliminate our way of life. But in the face of these ongoing battles, we’ll explore impactful solutions and meaningful pathways to profitability in order to keep producers on the land, to safeguard our private property rights, and to keep meat, dairy, and eggs on the dinner table. And in stark contrast to the ugly, divisive headlines in today’s mainstream media, "The Heart of Rural America" will celebrate the faith, family values, patriotism, and work ethic of the incredible people I meet in my travels as an agricultural speaker. I hope you’ll be inspired by these agricultural entrepreneurs and rural families, just as I am. Now let’s hit the dusty trail together as we uncover The Heart of Rural America. - Amanda

Latest Episode

Are You Ready To Bid On Beef? with Chris Earl

The best beef starts with Bid On Beef! Learn more about this exciting business venture, where we are collaborating with America's beef cattle ranchers and taking our beef straight to the urban public! Buyers are in the driver's seat. They choose the cut. They choose the price. And in a live beef auction, we bring the cowboy way to the big city. Chris Earl returns to the show to share all of the details of this dream project in the making! Presented by Bid On Beef | CK6 Consulting | CK6 Source | Real Tuff Livestock Equipment | Meats by Linz | Linz Heritage Angus | Redmond RealSalt | Advanced Ag Products By-O-Reg+

June 19 • 46m 4.3s

Episodes

Are You Ready To Bid On Beef? with Chris Earl  cover art

Are You Ready To Bid On Beef? with Chris Earl

The best beef starts with Bid On Beef! Learn more about this exciting business venture, where we are collaborating with America's beef cattle ranchers and taking our beef straight to the urban public! Buyers are in the driver's seat. They choose the cut. They choose the price. And in a live beef auction, we bring the cowboy way to the big city. Chris Earl returns to the show to share all of the details of this dream project in the making! Presented by Bid On Beef | CK6 Consulting | CK6 Source | Real Tuff Livestock Equipment | Meats by Linz | Linz Heritage Angus | Redmond RealSalt | Advanced Ag Products By-O-Reg+

June 19 • 46m 4.3s
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The Carnivore Revolution with Serena Musick

The rates of obesity, diabetes, heart conditions, cancer, depression, and more have escalated in the United States today, leaving many Americans looking for unconventional solutions. Turns out -- the answer is as old as time with nutrients found in animal products like meat, dairy, and eggs. Could you go carnivore? Amanda chats with Serena Musick of Purely Tallow and the Carnivore Revolution to discuss how the lifestyle change has impacted her health for the better. Presented by Bid on Beef | CK6 Consulting | CK6 Source | Real Tuff Livestock Equipment | Meats by Linz | Linz Heritage Angus | Redmond RealSalt | Advanced Ag Products By-O-Reg+

June 12 • 38m 16.1s
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The Heart of Rural America Mission & Movement with Amanda Radke

What does the "heart of rural America" mean to me? As we near one-year of podcasting, Amanda reflects on how the mission and the movement has evolved with each episode, and how we the people must be the change we want to see for a brighter future in our agricultural, rural communities. Presented by Bid on Beef | CK6 Consulting | CK6 Source | Real Tuff Livestock Equipment | Meats by Linz | Linz Heritage Angus | Redmond RealSalt | Advanced Ag Products By-O-Reg+

June 4 • 41m 40.9s
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Just Say No To The Green New Deal Land Grab with Spencer Gosch & Mark Lapka

The South Dakota primary is next week, and in this episode, I speak with Spencer Gosch and Mark Lapka, two farmers/ranchers running for the state legislature in District 23. Get an update on the out-of-state, private carbon pipeline and how South Dakotans are pushing back against the government grift and climate change boondoggle. Plus, get out an vote June 4th for strong Constitutional candidates who are tireless in their fight to protect private property rights. Presented by Bid on Beef | CK6 Consulting | CK6 Source | Real Tuff Livestock Equipment | Meats by Linz | Linz Heritage Angus | Redmond RealSalt

May 23 • 42m 30.8s
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Standing Up To The Carbon Pipeline Land Grab with Julie Auch & Lauren Nelson

The long-awaited update on the private property rights battle in South Dakota is finally here. Learn about where things stand with the egregious bill, SB201 and how we the people are petitioning to challenge this pending law in the upcoming November general election. Plus, hear from Julie Auch and Lauren Nelson, both running for the state legislature, and be inspired by what fueled these two fearless women to step into the political arena. Presented by Bid on Beef | CK6 Consulting | CK6 Source | Real Tuff Livestock Equipment | Meats by Linz | Linz Heritage Angus | Redmond RealSalt

May 22 • 46m 15.8s
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Foster Care On The Farm with Margo Saatmann

Farmers and ranchers are natural caregivers and stewards, and my guest today, Margo Saatmann, has extended that love to foster children. Learn how Margo’s family takes in teens and teaches them the value of faith, family, hard work, responsibility, grace, and never giving up on each other, no matter what. Presented by Bid on Beef | CK6 Consulting | CK6 Source | Real Tuff Livestock Equipment | Meats by Linz | Linz Heritage Angus | Redmond RealSalt

May 15 • 42m 51.1s
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Promoting Beef Coast To Coast

In today’s fast-paced episode, we travel from Iowa, to Pennsylvania, to North Dakota to learn how cattle women Devan Cress, Lydia Grant, Kathy Tokach, and Kaitlyn Swope are promoting beef cattle in schools with my children’s books. Be inspired by their hard work and creativity, and perhaps there’s an idea that may come to mind for your area this May Beef Month. Presented by CK6 Consulting | CK6 Source | Real Tuff Livestock Equipment | Meats by Linz | Linz Heritage Angus | Redmond RealSalt

May 8 • 46m 46.1s
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Redmond Real Salt for People & Livestock with Karson Rippstein

Healthy land. Healthy cattle. Healthy people. That’s the focus of today’s show with podcast partner, Redmond Real Salt. I’m joined by Redmond’s Karson Rippstein to talk all things cattle, soil, and steak. Presented by CK6 Consulting | CK6 Source | Real Tuff Livestock Equipment | Meats by Linz | Linz Heritage Angus | Redmond RealSalt

May 1 • 39m 11.5s
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Opening Up A Farm Store with Lillie Beringer

With a baby on her hip, Lillie Beringer raises cattle and crops while chasing big dreams. Learn about her direct-to-consumer Angus beef business, her on-farm store, how she’s curated locally-sourced items from other growers and makers, and what’s next for this agricultural entrepreneur. Presented by CK6 Consulting | CK6 Source | Real Tuff Livestock Equipment | Meats by Linz | Linz Heritage Angus | Redmond RealSalt

April 24 • 40m 47.2s
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Big Dreams In Small Town USA with Scott and Christy Taylor

Entrepreneurs Scott and Christy Taylor own multiple businesses in the small town of Laurel, Nebraska — Knuckleheadz Bar, Baileyz BBQ Sauce, T&H Meat Co and Fine Spirits, The Scoop, and Scott Taylor Photography. With each venture, they are pouring life and opportunities into their community, providing goods, services, and jobs along the way. This inspiring interview will remind you about what the heart of rural America is all about. Presented by CK6 Consulting | CK6 Source | Real Tuff Livestock Equipment | Meats by Linz | Linz Heritage Angus | Redmond RealSalt

April 17 • 40m 40s
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Never Give Up with Don Beebe

Super Bowl Champion Don Beebe has an inspiring new devotional titled, “Never Give Up.” Exploring the intersection of sports and faith, Beebe shares highlights of his NFL career and inspiring stories showing the power of prayer and following God’s lead no matter where life takes you. Purchase Beebe’s new book at https://donbeebe.com/ Presented by CK6 Consulting | CK6 Source | Real Tuff Livestock Equipment | Meats by Linz | Linz Heritage Angus | Redmond RealSalt

April 10 • 44m 15.6s
Teaching Kids About Beef Cattle One Story At A Time with Les Shaw and Riley Zoss-Littau cover art

Teaching Kids About Beef Cattle One Story At A Time with Les Shaw and Riley Zoss-Littau

Join me for a conversation with Les Shaw and Riley Zoss-Littau, of the South Dakota Beef Industry Council, as we discuss Ag Literacy Month and how the South Dakota Junior Beef Ambassadors have promoted beef cattle farming and ranching in schools with my new book, "The Journal of Rowdy the Cow Kid." Presented by CK6 Consulting | CK6 Source | Real Tuff Livestock Equipment | Meats by Linz | Linz Heritage Angus | Redmond RealSalt

April 3 • 39m 34.6s
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Raising & Selling Beef in South Dakota with Biggins Cattle Co.

Jessy and Katie Biggins of Biggins Cattle Co. are raising kids and cattle on the beautiful and expansive South Dakota prairie. Each year, they invite hundreds of pheasant hunters to the ranch, and it’s opened up an opportunity to sell their ranch-raised beef all across the country. Learn how they’ve navigated the challenges of direct-to-consumer sales in this episode, and check out their story at bigginscattleco.com. Presented by CK6 Consulting | CK6 Source | Real Tuff Livestock Equipment | Meats by Linz |Linz Heritage Angus | Redmond RealSalt

March 27 • 36m 44.1s
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Setting Goals & Overcoming Adversity with The Cowboy Ninja Lance Pekus

He’s an author, research tech, rancher, husband, and father raising cattle and kids in Idaho. But you also might know him as “The Cowboy Ninja.” A competitor on the TV show, “American Ninja Warrior,” Lance Pekus talks about setting goals, overcoming adversity, and the platform he is creating to help ranchers around him sell beef.  Presented by CK6 Consulting | CK6 Source | Real Tuff Livestock Equipment | Meats by Linz |Linz Heritage Angus | Redmond RealSalt

March 20 • 36m 37.4s
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A True Account Of The Border Crisis With Marion Wine

She’s a cattle feeder in Texas, and she’s sounding the alarm of what’s really happening on the Southern border. Marion Wine gives us an honest look at the crime, trafficking, and other ramifications of the open border, and how she’s using her platform as a first-generation beef cattle producer to raise awareness of political issues we should know about.  Presented by CK6 Consulting | CK6 Source | Real Tuff Livestock Equipment | Meats by Linz |Linz Heritage Angus | Redmond RealSalt

March 13 • 45m 40s
Raising Cattle With A Servant’s Heart With Dru Kenny of Kenny Angus cover art

Raising Cattle With A Servant’s Heart With Dru Kenny of Kenny Angus

Impacting people and communities through cattle — that’s what sets Kenny Angus of Odebolt, IA a part. In addition to their servant leadership, the Kenny Angus program has built a nationally recognized brand of excellence, with a focus on pedigree, performance, and phenotype.  Make plans to attend their annual production sale on March 8 on the farm. Amanda Radke will be speaking at 11:30 AM, followed by a noon meal, and the sale kicks off at 1 pm. Learn more about Kenny Angus at kennyangus.com and contact CK6 Consulting if you have any questions about the offering. Presented by CK6 Consulting | CK6 Source | Real Tuff Livestock Equipment | Meats by Linz |Linz Heritage Angus | Redmond RealSalt

March 6 • 37m 34.3s
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Debunking The Cow & Climate Myth with Dave Duquette

Dave Duquette, of Western Justice, talks agricultural policy, debunking the climate change and cattle myth, getting out the rural vote, and what’s ahead for the 2024 election season.  Presented by CK6 Consulting | CK6 Source | Real Tuff Livestock Equipment | Meats by Linz |Linz Heritage Angus | Redmond RealSalt

February 28 • 41m 28.9s
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Communism & Carbon Pipelines with Dominika Blum

She escaped communism as a child when Poland was under the thumb of a powerful regime, and now Dominika Blum is warning Americans of what's to come if we don't stand up for freedom and liberty. In one of my most powerful podcast interviews to date, Blum serves up a history lesson that we can all learn from. Presented by CK6 Consulting | CK6Source | Real Tuff Livestock Equipment | Meats by Linz | Linz Heritage Angus | Redmond Real Salt

February 18 • 42m 50.4s
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Getting in the Arena with Kim Bremmer

Kim Bremmer, of Ag Inspirations, joins me to talk about the challenges facing family farms, how to get involved, and the best tips for pushing back against government overreach.  Presented by CK6 Consulting | CK6 Source | Real Tuff Livestock Equipment | Meats by Linz |Linz Heritage Angus | Redmond RealSalt

February 14 • 40m 40s
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Working Cattle the Real Tuff Way with Tonya Miller

A family business rooted in faith, family, and providing solutions for cattle producers. Tonya Miller joins me to discuss Real Tuff Livestock Equipment, a company focused on manufacturing equipment that is safe, strong, and simple. Working cattle has never been easier than with Real Tuff, and I’m so proud to be affiliated with this incredible family business. Presented by CK6 Consulting | CK6 Source | Real Tuff Livestock Equipment | Meats by Linz | Linz Heritage Angus | Redmond Real Salt https://amandaradke.com/

February 7 • 41m 2.7s
Stop the Fighting on the Way to the Funeral Home with Jolene Brown cover art

Stop the Fighting on the Way to the Funeral Home with Jolene Brown

One of agriculture’s greatest treasures, a champion for farmers and ranchers, an Iowa farmer, and my dear friend, Jolene Brown joins me on the show to discuss how we can better plan for the future, avoid common pitfalls, and prepare for success in our family businesses. Grab a pen and paper to take notes; you’re going to want to listen to this valuable episode twice! Presented by CK6 Consulting | CK6 Source | Real Tuff Livestock Equipment | Meats by Linz | Linz Heritage Angus | Redmond Real Salt https://amandaradke.com/

January 31 • 40m 42.2s
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Pioneering A Legacy with Calli Thorne

She’s a coach, speaker, rancher, wife, mom, and friend. Calli Thorne shares a wealth of inspiration and knowledge that is sure to get you thinking about your personal and business goals for 2024. Presented by CK6Consulting | CK6Source | Real Tuff Livestock Equipment | Meats by Linz | Linz Heritage Angus | Redmond Real Salt

January 24 • 41m 18.1s
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Private Property Rights with Rep. Jon Hansen & Land Owner Mark Lapka

Landowners, legislators, concernedcitizens, farmers, and ranchers gathered in Pierre, SD on Jan.8 for private property rights rally. Rep. Jon Hansen and South Dakota land owner MarkL apka join me o discuss how we can preserve the Constitution, protect private property rights, maintain local government control, and fight to keep our inherent God-given freedoms for our children and grand children. Presented by CK6 Consulting | CK6 Source | Real Tuff Livestock Equipment | Meats by Linz | Linz Heritage Angus | Redmond Real Salt

January 15 • 54m
Colorado Wolves & Government Overreach with Jason Santomaso & Rachel Gabel cover art

Colorado Wolves & Government Overreach with Jason Santomaso & Rachel Gabel

I’m joined by Colorado's Jason Santomaso and Rachel Gabel, hosts of the Pro Ag Podcast, to talk about the release of wolves in Colorado, the upcoming Meat-In Day, and how government overreach is impacting the cattle ranching community. Presented by CK6 Consulting | CK6 Source | Real Tuff Livestock Equipment | Meats by Linz | Linz Heritage Angus | Redmond Real Salt

January 10 • 44m 48.6s
Bulletproof Your Business In 2024 with Amanda Radke cover art

Bulletproof Your Business In 2024 with Amanda Radke

How can we bulletproof our businesses going into 2024? How can you identify your true purpose as you pursue your passions? What is the difference between happiness and joy? How can you approach the New Year like you’re playing four quarters of a football game? What does setting attainable goals really look like? Get a dose of motivation in the first week of the New Year with Amanda Radke. Presented by CK6 Consulting | CK6 Source | Real Tuff Livestock Equipment | Meats by Linz | Linz Heritage Angus | Redmond Real Salt

January 3 • 45m 22.1s
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Shake The Hand That Feeds You with AJ Richards

AJ Richards didn’t grow up on a ranch, but he is very invested in ensuring there is a future in the beef cattle business. He is busting paradigms and encouraging others to make a pivotal shift in how we market our cattle and tell our story. With an exciting new app and beef packing plant in the works, there is a lot of optimism to uncover in Utah! Presented by CK6 Consulting | CK6 Source | Real Tuff Livestock | Meats by Linz | Linz Heritage Angus | Redmond Real Salt

December 27 • 37m 17.4s
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Have a Holly Jolly Christmas with the Nolz Sisters

Amanda invites her sisters, Courtney Coughlin and Kaley Nolz, for a very merry discussion on faith, family values, entrepreneurship, lessons learned growing up on a ranch, and opportunities that exist in the heart of rural America. www.shopccxo.com www.knlzdesigns.com Presented by CK6 Consulting | CK6 Source | Real Tuff Livestock | Meats by Linz | Linz Heritage Angus | Redmond Real Salt

December 20 • 43m 49.9s
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Pushing Back Against Federal Overreach with Chris and Cassie Heaton

Chris and Cassie Heaton’s family have been ranching on the Arizona strip, north of the Grand Canyon since the 1800s. They are raising the seventh generation on their ranch, and they take great pride in being stewards of the land and livestock. A national monument designation threatens to strip them of their grazing rights and is leaving the future of the ranch in limbo. Learn how they are pushing back, speaking out, and making a difference, reminding us all that every voice can have an impact if we are brave enough to use it. Presented by CK6 Consulting | CK6 Source | Real Tuff Livestock | Meats by Linz | Linz Heritage Angus | Redmond Real Salt

December 13 • 38m 35.2s
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Staying True To Her Ranching Roots with Country Music Singer Jenna Paulette

Singer. Songwriter. Entertainer. Cowgirl. Jenna Paulette is taking Nashville by storm, but she isn’t forgetting her ranching roots along the way. Learn more about Jenna’s music, tour schedule, and more at jennapaulette.com. Presented by CK6 Consulting | CK6 Source | Real Tuff Livestock | Meats by Linz | Linz Heritage Angus | Redmond Real Salt

December 6 • 38m 14.3s
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Squaring Up To The Challenge Of Cattle Ranching with Reverse Rocking R Ranch

Brothers, Trent and Garrett Earl of Reverse Rocking R Ranch, chat about the pursuit of genetic excellence in the Angus breed, the challenges of ranching in the tough New Mexico countryside, and advice for young producers wanting to pursue careers in production agriculture. Make plans to attend the RRR Annual Production Sale on Dec. 2 in Maxwell, NM. Free nationwide delivery on all bulls. The sale will also be broadcast live on DVAuction. Presented by CK6 Consulting | CK6 Source | Real Tuff Livestock | Meats by Linz | Linz Heritage Angus | Redmond Real Salt

November 29 • 36m 9.8s
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Taking Beef To A Live Public Auction with Chris Earl, CK6 Consulting

In this bonus episode, Chris Earl and Amanda Radke offer a behind-the-scenes-look at the beef auction concept and how the DuVall family at Capitol Angus and Texas Beefhouse fearlessly brought that concept to the free market with incredible results. Join us for the next public online beef auction on CCI.Live for the Very Merry Texas Beefhouse Beef Auction on Dec. 1-3 with 12 beef lots to celebrate the 12 days of Christmas. More information can be found at www.texasbeefhouse.com Presented by CK6 Consulting | CK6 Source | Real Tuff Livestock | Meats by Linz | Linz Heritage Angus | Redmond Real Salt

November 27 • 29m 30.7s
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Economic Trends In Ag with Dr. David Kohl

Dr. David Kohl is an academic Hall of Famer in the College of Agriculture at Virginia Tech, in Blacksburg, VA. Dr. Kohl has keen insight into the agriculture industry gained through extensive research and involvement in ag businesses. His wisdom and engagement with the industry provide a unique perspective on future trends. In this episode, we talk about the 1980s compared to 2023, common pitfalls producers fall into, opportunities that exist, the favorable market in the beef cattle business, why it’s important to reinvent yourself in business, and how to tell your story for greater marketability and profitability. Presented by CK6 Consulting | CK6 Source | Real Tuff Livestock | Meats by Linz | Linz Heritage Angus

November 22 • 37m 14.3s
“My 9-Year Old Wrote A Book” with Scarlett Radke cover art

“My 9-Year Old Wrote A Book” with Scarlett Radke

You know what’s even better than chasing your own dreams? Helping your kids achieve theirs…My 9-year-old has a new book out, “Scarlett & Lucky.” Based on the true story of the premature bull calf born out in the snow at just 30 lbs. Learn about ranch life from the perspective of a ranch kid. It’s available now for pre-order: https://amandaradke.com/.../pre-order-book-scarlett-lucky-1 Presented by CK6 Consulting | CK6 Source | Real Tuff Livestock | Meats by Linz | Linz Heritage Angus

November 15 • 38m 16.2s
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On Freedom, Private Property Rights & Standing Up For What’s Right With John Bolin

Prepare to be floored by this in-depth discussion on freedom, liberty, private property rights, and standing up for what’s right in the face of great adversaries with John Bolin. Bolin is a former undercover agent and law enforcement officer. After he stepped away from that career, he found himself a cushy job with the ASPCA. He quickly realized the sinister agenda of this organization, and he now dedicates a great deal of his time to being a whistle-blower for these well-funded, extremist animal rights organizations. Presented by CK6 Consulting | CK6 Source | Real Tuff Livestock | Meats by Linz | Linz Heritage Angus

November 8 • 32m 34.4s
Fearless And Looking To The Future With North Dakota Bullfighters Layton Woodbury and Dylan Woodbury cover art

Fearless And Looking To The Future With North Dakota Bullfighters Layton Woodbury and Dylan Woodbury

Last year, a North Dakota cowboy named Dylan Woodbury walked into our farmhouse at Radke Land & Cattle looking for a job. He quickly became part of the family as he helped AI, calve out cows, and complete projects around the ranch. He spent the majority of the long winter snowed in at our place, and our family loved hearing about his family’s multi-generation tradition and passion for bullfighting. Dylan often bullfights alongside his younger brother, Layton Woodbury, who has recently taken the bullfighting scene by storm, earning his pro card and climbing to the top of the list for the Bull Fighters Only world ranking. Layton will soon head to Vegas to compete in the Bull Fighters Only finals during the NFR, and we sit down with him and Dylan to discuss the sport of bullfighting and to hear their plans for the future as young, hard-working entrepreneurs in agriculture.This is a fun conversation that brings a shot of youthful optimism to the show that you don’t want to miss!Check out Amanda’s bull rider/rodeo toys: https://amandaradke.com/search?q=bucking+bullPresented by CK6 Consulting | CK6 Source | Real Tuff Livestock | Meats by Linz | Linz Heritage Angus

November 1 • 32m 56.1s
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Would You Buy A Soldier A Steak? With Jon Fort, All American Beef Battalion

Would you buy a soldier a steak? The All-American Beef Battalion (AABB) is an organization that is very near and dear to my heart. Since 2007, the volunteer-led non-profit has served 430,000+ steaks to our military men and women and their families as a way to show gratitude for their willingness to serve and protect our freedoms. On this episode, I sit down with AABB's Jon Fort to talk about the organization’s mission and the impactful life of its founder, the late Bill Broadie. Support the All-American Beef Battalion with a donation at www.steaksfortroops.comFaith, Family, Freedom: https://amandaradke.com/products/childrens-book-faith-family-freedomAll American Beef Battalion Superior Steak Seasoning: https://amandaradke.com/products/seasoningPresented by CK6 Consulting | CK6 Source | Real Tuff Livestock | Meats by Linz | Linz Heritage Angus

October 25 • 41m 32.9s
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Is There Room On The Farm For A Child In Need? With Jessi Grote

It’s been said that the farm and ranch is the best place to raise children. As a mom of four kids, I feel so blessed to be able to teach kids about life, faith, family, community, and being true stewards of the land, livestock, and the people around them through the avenue of raising cattle.A calling from God led Tyler and I to become licensed foster parents in 2019, and since then, we’ve had a dozen kids come and go on the ranch. It’s been a humbling experience and a shared family mission that has taught us plenty of lessons and has helped us grow in our faith, empathy, and commitment to serve others well.On this week’s episode, I chat with fellow foster mom and Nebraska cattle rancher, Jessi Grote, to discuss her experiences as a foster mom and the new organization they have started to continue to serve families stepping into these hard spaces.Learn more about Foster The Love With Beef here: https://www.facebook.com/fosterlovewithbeefLearn more about foster care and adoption: https://americaskidsbelong.org/Presented by CK6 Consulting | CK6 Source | Real Tuff Livestock | Meats by Linz | Linz Heritage Angus

October 18 • 40m 20.6s
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Taking Beef To A Live Auction With Capitol Angus & Texas Beefhouse

In a landmark event slated for Nov. 11, Capitol Angus and Texas Beefhouse will be selling beef primal cuts in a live auction. Join Aaron DuVall and Chris Earl for a discussion on how this beef auction came to be and how it might be the start of an innovative way to capture true value for the high-quality beef ranchers work year-round to produce. Presented by CK6 Consulting | CK6 Source | Real Tuff Livestock | Meats by Linz | Linz Heritage Angus

October 11 • 44m 2.4s
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On Farming, Football, and Pursuing Your Purpose with Chad Greenway

Amanda sits down with retired Vikings linebacker, Chad Greenway, to chat about his 11-year career in the NFL, lessons learned back at home on the family farm, and business tips for any entrepreneur or agricultural enterprise to utilize. To book Chad as a speaker, reach out to him on Instagram or Twitter @chadgreenway52For all Gray Duck products, including the newly released Spiked Nitro Cold Brew made with Caribou Coffee, visit grayduckspirits.comTo learn more about Chad Greenway’s Lead The Way Foundation, check out https://www.chadgreenway.org/Presented by CK6 Consulting | CK6 Source | Real Tuff Livestock | Meats by Linz | Linz Heritage Angus

October 4 • 41m 52s
How Food Security Keeps & Protects Our Freedoms with U.S Veteran Ryan Pace cover art

How Food Security Keeps & Protects Our Freedoms with U.S Veteran Ryan Pace

Food security is national security, and a nation that cannot feed itself is not free. This was the message I shared at the Arkansas Cattlemen’s Association’s Annual Convention earlier this year, and after my speech I connected with farmer and veteran Ryan Pace. Sharing his experiences on his tour of duty overseas, Pace explains exactly what food security, or lack thereof, looks like. And we discuss ways for liberty-loving Americans to ensure their sovereignty and freedoms by being able to feed themselves. Visit Ryan Pace’s farm page, Wholly Cow Farms: www.whollycowfarms.com National Center for PTSD for Veterans: https://www.ptsd.va.gov/professional/consult/consultation_program1.asp Rural Response to Farmer Mental Health and Suicide Prevention: https://www.ruralhealthinfo.org/topics/farmer-mental-health Veteran's Crisis Link - Dial 988 then Press 1 Presented by CK6 Consulting | CK6 Source | Real Tuff Livestock | Meats by Linz | Linz Heritage Angus

September 27 • 33m 18.9s
How D.C. Bureaucrats Are Seizing Control of Your Land with Sarah Falen cover art

How D.C. Bureaucrats Are Seizing Control of Your Land with Sarah Falen

From Waters of the U.S., to Biden’s 30X30 plan, to the Endangered Species Act, to bureaucrats in Washington, D.C. out of control, my friend Sarah Falen and I sit down to discuss the actions of our federal government and how these moves impact our private property rights and the future of agriculture. Falen is a lawyer, law professor, and advocate with a massive following on TikTok. Follow her at https://www.tiktok.com/@sarahfalen?lang=en Presented by CK6 Consulting | CK6 Source | Real Tuff Livestock | Meats by Linz | Linz Heritage Angus

September 20 • 39m 53.9s
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Sharpening the Pencil in the Family Ag Enterprise with Chelsey Erdmann

Chelsey Erdmann is a multi-generation farmer and rancher from New Rockford, N.D. Active on social media, she has gained a large audience as she writes about generational family businesses, working alongside her young children, entrepreneurship, marriage, money, and agriculture. In this episode, we get into the meat and potatoes of family business, with an emphasis on profitability. Hear how Chelsey sees opportunities for growth in the beef cattle business, and ways that we can communicate and explore new business ventures and expansions in the agricultural enterprise.Check out Chelsey’s website at ohthatschelsey.com. Purchase her Legacy Books here: https://amandaradke.com/products/legacy-book-this-is-us-a-collection-of-memoriesPresented by CK6 Consulting | CK6 Source | Real Tuff Livestock | Meats by Linz | Linz Heritage Angus

September 13 • 35m 26.2s
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Becoming a Price Maker Instead of a Price Taker in the Beef Cattle Business with Chris Earl, CK6 Consulting

Earlier this year, I took on a new role with CK6 Consulting, and it’s been such a blessing to work with folks who are aligned in values, who understand the challenges facing rural America, and who aren’t just providing lip-service but are dedicated to keeping independent cattle producers on the land by helping them create marketing opportunities to capture the true value of their hard work and efforts in this business.Today, I sit down with Chris Earl of CK6 Consulting. Coming off the excitement of the Genetic Allies Sale hosted by Mudge Farms, we discuss the obstacles facing beef cattle producers and the opportunities that exist today in the beef cattle business.Plus, we preview some of the exciting sales coming up this fall, including a live beef auction that is going to connect urban consumers to cattle producers. There is tons to unpack in this episode as we dive into topics of faith, family, marriage, hard work, private property rights, and projections for the next 5-10 years in cattle. It’s a sure bet we’ll hear from Chris Earl again down the road in future episodes! Have a listen and let me know what you think!CK6 Source: https://www.ck6source.com/CK6 Consulting: https://ck6consulting.com/Reverse Rocking R Ranch: https://www.reverserockingrranch.com/Presented by CK6 Consulting | CK6 Source | Real Tuff Livestock | Meats by Linz | Linz Heritage Angus

September 6 • 1h 35.9s
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Cattle, Country Music & Fighting For Rural America with Clare Dunn

Breaking free of the chains of Nashville and record labels profiting off the values and backs of hard-working rural Americans, country music artist Clare Dunn does not hold back in sharing the stories that need to be told through powerful songs that we can relate to.Clare says, “I just finally decided, I’m going to live an integral, authentic life, and if people don’t like my opinions, that’s okay.”If you love cattle, country music, freedom, liberty, and the rural way of life, this show is going to knock your socks off! Catch Clare on the dusty trail Sept. 2nd in Lamar, Colorado. Join Clare for a benefit concert to raise money for John and Myrna DuVall who lost everything in a tornado. This is how we take care of our own in rural America. This is where our hearts shine brightest. Donate to the cause or purchase tickets for the event here: https://www.claredunn.com/duvallbenefitPresented by CK6 Consulting | CK6 Source | Real Tuff Livestock | Meats by Linz | Linz Heritage Angus

August 30 • 41m 5.5s
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How Do We Fight Animal Rights Activists? Featuring Mindy Patterson

How do we fight animal rights activists who are so powerful, so heavily entrenched in politics, and so well-funded? “With the TRUTH,” says Mindy Patterson, president of The Cavalry Group — an organization committed to protecting and advancing the Constitutional and private property rights of law abiding animal owners, agriculturalists, sportsmen, and animal-related businesses.Join us for a frank conversation on the wolves among sheep, and how we can all take action to protect our way of life. Learn more at www.thecavalrygroup.com.Presented by CK6 Consulting | CK6 Source | Real Tuff Livestock | Meats by Linz | Linz Heritage Angus

August 23 • 37m 58s
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Breaking Report: How Your Private Property Rights Are At Risk From Climate Change Tyranny

In a time-sensitive interview, I sit down with Mark Lapka, a South Dakota farmer and rancher, who has been sounding the alarm on the implications and dangers of a proposed 5-state carbon pipeline with questionable ties to BlackRock and China.With massive climate change tax incentives up for grabs, it's the Wild West for the payouts on carbon capture, and in the rush to get this project through, private property owners and communities have many causes for concern.Get the low down on what's going on with this pipeline, and stick around until the end of the episode for important dates you need to be aware of, including a carbon pipeline debate happening on Aug. 22 in Brookings, S.D.

August 21 • 50m 31.9s
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From Plate To Pasture, Fred Linz Blazes A Trail

Fred Linz is the owner and chief executive officer of Meats by Linz, a multi-generation family-owned meat purveying company. Fred joined Meats by Linz in 1985, and he has focused heavily on building partners throughout the white tablecloth industry where he provides beef for some of the most iconic steakhouses around the world.In 2012, Fred saw the need for quality and consistency in the industry, so he sought to build the Linz Heritage Angus program. Through the program, Fred has made it his mission to control every aspect of the process with best-in-class genetics sourced from Linz Heritage Angus at Blue Branch Ranch, taking part ownership in a feed yard, Timpas Feeders. He paired all of that with the family’s world-class processing facility, ultimately creating a conception-to-plate experience like no other.Blazing a trail from plate to pasture, Fred’s story is well worth the listen. Presented by CK6 Consulting | CK6 Source | Real Tuff Livestock | Meats by Linz | Linz Heritage Angus

August 16 • 33m 56.5s
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Promoting Ag Literacy In Schools One Story At A Time

In episode three of “The Heart Of Rural America,” Amanda Radke talks about the importance of sharing our agricultural stories and how we can impact the next generation of consumers to be empowered and informed on where their food comes from with sweet and simple stories. As the author of eight children’s books, Amanda shares why she got started writing books; how she is debunking misconceptions about animal agriculture one story at a time; which animal rights activist groups have infiltrated schools with their own curriculum, and how Scholastic Magazine is telling a generation of kids to skip a cheeseburger to save the planet.Beautifully illustrated by western artist Michelle Weber and published by their company, Ag Storytellers, their 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” Check out the books here: https://amandaradke.com/products/brand-new-childrens-books-complete-set Discover more about how Amanda is promoting agricultural literacy here: https://amandaradke.com/pages/ag-literacy Presented by CK6 Consulting | Real Tuff Livestock Equipment | CK6 Source | Linz Heritage Angus | Meats by Linz

August 9 • 33m 56.7s
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Fake Meat & Climate Change Tyranny

Life is too short for fake friends, fake butter, and fake meat! Today, on “The Heart of Rural America,” Amanda Radke talks about trending headlines in the fake meat world, and how the agenda has been clearly laid out to not simply compete with traditional proteins like meat, dairy, and eggs, but to completely replace them and make them our ONLY option. Plus, she shares a shocking story of a time when she was front row to listen to a Silicon fake meat investor speak, and his jaw-dropping response to her question, “How can you make sustainability claims like you do with no science to back it up?” His answer may just leave you speechless. Check out today’s episode and sound off in the comments your thoughts! Presented by CK6 Consulting | Real Tuff Livestock Equipment | CK6 Source

August 2 • 29m 7.3s
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Amanda Radke Spills The Tea

Welcome to the first episode of "The Heart of Rural America,” presented by CK6 Consulting and Real Tuff Livestock. I'm your host, Amanda Radke, and if we haven't met yet, thanks for being here! If you've been following me for a while, maybe it was back in the day when I led a protest at a Carrie Underwood concert, when she was vocally supporting the animal rights extremist organization, the Humane Society of the United States. Or maybe it was when I got my start writing for BEEF Magazine, where I opined on ag policy, beef industry issues, and consumer trends, while also sharing my own story -- getting married, buying land, purchasing cattle, starting a family, and making our way together in the cattle business. Maybe you found me in 2019 when I had that little run-in with Ellen DeGeneres after her #beneateatlessmeat video. Perhaps you read my children's books in classrooms or maybe "Levi's Lost Calf" has become your little one's favorite bedtime story. Or quite possibly you found my page when I started writing about my faith, and how I felt Jesus had called us to foster care and adoption during the pandemic. Maybe you love shopping my online western retail boutique -- an accidental business that was created out of necessity when I lost a year's worth of work writing, speaking, and reading my children's books in schools. Or maybe you've stumbled upon this show by random chance, and you're curious about what "The Heart of Rural America" is all about. Whatever brought you to this podcast, thank you for your time. I hope this show adds value to your life by providing inspiration, motivation, and encouragement. On this show, I plan to share the amazing stories of the incredible people I meet in my travels as an agricultural speaker, while also breaking down some of the biggest challenges we face as independent farmers and ranchers. In episode 1, I get real and raw about my career in agriculture and what motivates me to keep fighting for the revival of rural America and the often overlooked people who call small town USA "home." Let's hit the dusty trail together! - Amanda

July 26 • 33m 22.6s
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Bonus Episode - The Jason Aldean "Try That In a Small Town" Controversy

The debut episode for Amanda Radke’s new podcast, “The Heart of Rural America” is slated to release July 26, but in the meantime, here is a preview episode to download and enjoy. A whopping 50,000,000+ Americans downloaded Jason Aldean’s “Try That In A Small Town,” quickly elevating it to the top of the music charts. Amanda shares what the song means to her and all those who call America “home” in this preview episode of her show. She invites you to take a listen and weigh in with your thoughts on all of the controversy. Be share the show with your friends and subscribe to the show, so you don’t miss an episode. Pre-order Amanda’s “Try That In A Small Town” Tee here: https://amandaradke.com/collections/frontpage/products/pre-order-tee-try-that-in-a-small-town

July 21 • 28m 8.6s
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The Heart of Rural America - Trailer

Welcome to the Heart of Rural America podcast. I’m your host, Amanda Radke ​-- a South Dakota cattle rancher, wife, mom of four, children’s book author, and motivational speaker. I started this show with a simple goal in mind -- to share the untold stories of the often-overlooked independent farmer and rancher. On this program, We’ll discuss the challenges that face rural America and the anti-animal agriculture agenda that seeks to eliminate our way of life. But in the face of these ongoing battles, we’ll explore impactful solutions and meaningful pathways to profitability in order to keep producers on the land, to safeguard our private property rights, and to keep meat, dairy, and eggs on the dinner table. And in stark contrast to the ugly, divisive headlines in today’s mainstream media, "The Heart of Rural America" will celebrate the faith, family values, patriotism, and work ethic of the incredible people I meet in my travels as an agricultural speaker. I hope you’ll be inspired by these agricultural entrepreneurs and rural families, just as I am. Now let’s hit the dusty trail together as we uncover The Heart of Rural America. - Amanda

July 21 • 1m 25s
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