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!
We are winding our way through National Ag Week right here on Ranch Raised.
Throughout this week I have kept the spotlight on America’s farmers and ranchers while celebrating National Ag Week. But, I know it is equally important that we recognize all the people and occupations that are rooted in the ag industry right alongside the farmers and ranchers.
Here at the Jones Ranch we work alongside a great set of veterinarians and an equally awesome support staff at their clinic! My girls would tell you that some of their favorite people are the ones they order their livestock show feed from and ones that pay extra attention to the details of helping them formulate the rations and mix it.
We couldn’t run the ranch without our local farm supply store and lumber yard. And let’s hear a round of applause for the fuel truck drivers, the mechanics, the parts stores, feed stores and all the businesses that support farms and ranches with the goods and services they supply.
I can’t leave out Your Ag Network! Agriculture is our business! We bring you your ag industry news and markets while you are out working in your truck or tractor doing your job. It is an honor to work for our sponsors like Purple Wave Auction and Sioux Steel who need the Your Ag Network connection to find farmers and ranchers for their goods and services.
From an aerial view one could say that agriculture is a tangled web. But when your boots are on the ground you realize it is a community. And I am grateful for everyone that works alongside our nation’s farmers and ranchers!
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.
Cattle producers are her people. She will meet you at the county fair, at the sale barn, or anywhere the dusty trail leads.
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