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Amanda Blair

Professor & SDSU Extension Meat Science Specialist


SDSU West River Research and Extension
711 N Creek Dr
Rapid City, SD 57703

Amanda Blair supports the citizens of South Dakota in her role as a Professor & SDSU Extension Meat Science Specialist based in Rapid City.

State & Regional Offices

West River Research and Extension

Also by Amanda Blair

Bone-in sirloin steak.

Picking the Perfect Steak

As grilling season is getting into full swing, many grillers are in search of the perfect steak. Whether you prefer flavor, tenderness or marbling, learn some expert tips to select a steak that's right for you!

a chrome temperature gauge

SDSU Extension, FSIS to Host 2021 Food Safety Summit

July 22, 2021

The SDSU – Des Moines District Food Safety Summit will be held Wednesday, Aug. 4 in Brookings, South Dakota.

Beef, swain and lamb carcasses cleaned and ready for butchering and processing at a locker.

Guide for Purchasing Freezer Beef, Pork and Lamb

Purchasing meat directly from farmers and ranchers has become a prominent consumer trend. This article focuses on purchasing a beef animal, pig or lamb to stock your freezer.