Karina Jones is a real-life ranch wife in the Nebraska Sandhills and one of the most highly sought-after speakers in the cattle industry nationwide!
Happy Thanksgiving! Thanks for joining me right here on Ranch Raised.
I hope you have arrived safely at your destination and are enjoying the bounties of someone’s harvest and the company of family and friends. I hope that your table of full of great food and your favorite people gathered around it.
Whether your celebration is big or like ours, small, the spirit of the day remains the same. It is a day to reflect and give thanks for all of our blessings big and small. It is a day to look up and look forward. It is a day to observe a certain changing of the seasons. That may be literal and for some it may be spiritual or dealing with things unseen.
I found this little poem, by and unknown author, that I thought was pretty fitting for the day.
When all the leaves are off the boughs,
And nuts and apples gathered in,
And cornstalks waiting for the cows,
And pumpkins safe in barn and bin,
Then Mother says, “My children dear,
The fields are brown, and autumn flies;
Thanksgiving Day is here,
And we must eat thanksgiving pies!”
Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at the great American radio station and Your Ag Network. We are thankful for all of you, our loyal listeners, the stations that play our programs, and our sponsors that believe in what we are doing.
So gobble till you wobble and I will see you right back here tomorrow!
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Karina ranches with her husband, Marty, and 3 daughters near Broken Bow, NE. She grew up in western NE, with roots also in southwest SD. The cattle industry and raising kids is her passion.
Watching the cattle industry go the path that it has gone, she could no longer sit quietly at home checking cows, fixing fence, and doing all the everyday tasks wondering when some else was going to make it all better. As she became more active and outspoken on industry issues, she was asked to join the R-CALF USA staff in September 2020 as the Checkoff Petition Campaign manager. That position transcended into her current role as full time Field Director for R-CALF USA.
You can hear her almost every Friday on Your Ag Network’s Hot Barn Report that is broadcast on 60 radio stations with coverage in 9 states, where she deep dives into cattle industry issues and highlights R-CALF’s work on industry reforms. Listen to Ranch Raised on a Your Ag Network hometown station or www.youragnetwork.com where she talks about her daily life on the ranch.