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!
It has arrived a fresh, new month! Welcome to February and thanks for tuning in to Ranch Raised.
February comes from the Latin word februa, which means “to cleanse.” The month was named after the Roman Februalia, which was a month-long festival of purification and atonement that took place this time of year. February is the only month to have a length of fewer than 30 days! Though it’s usually 28 days, February is 29 days long in leap years , which will happen next year in 2024. January and February were the last two months to be added to the Roman calendar. Originally, February was made the last month of the calendar year, but eventually in 450 BC, February was moved to its place as the second month of the year.
Somebody sure knew what they were doing when they ushered out January with National Hot Chocolate Day and how genius to ring in February as National Dark Chocolate Day, MY FAVORITE! Oh my, my! I could get used to celebrating like this. I just keep telling myself that dark chocolate is the “healthier” chocolate, so it will be okay!
My favorite event to celebrate in February is NATIONAL 4-H Month! You can bet I will bring you all the details right here on Ranch Raised as this 4-H momma is a big fan! So tomorrow, February 2, pull out your punchiest green or your favorite 4-H shirt to wear because tomorrow is 4-H Spirit Day! Show the world how proud you are to be a 4-H member or alumni!
Stay warm, stay safe and have a great day from all of us at this great American radio station!
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.
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