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 Ag Day, right here on Ranch Raised! Ag Day is about recognizing and celebrating the contributions of agriculture to our everyday lives.
National Ag Day encourages every American to:
understand how food and fiber products are produced,
value the essential role of agriculture in maintaining a strong economy, and
appreciate the role agriculture plays in providing safe, abundant, and affordable products.
Agriculture provides almost everything we eat, use, and wear on a daily basis. But too few people truly understand this contribution. This is particularly the case in our schools, where students may only be exposed to agriculture if they enroll in related vocational training. By building awareness we are encouraging young people to consider career opportunities in agriculture.
Each American farmer feeds more than 166 people – a dramatic increase from 25 people in the 1960s with fewer farmers and ranchers working the land. American agriculture is doing more and doing it better. As the world population soars, there is an even greater demand for the food and fiber produced in the United States.
Today we salute the American farmer and ranch. From providing food to fiber, cosmetics to clothing and so many products in between, we are thankful for those that work the land, protect the wildlife, and tend to their herds.
Karina ranches with her husband, Marty, and 4 children 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, where she deep dives into cattle industry issues and 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 Jones Ranch.
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