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’s the oldest method of cooking on the planet and we are celebrating it during the month of May, so thanks for tuning in to Ranch Raised.
If the concept of farming and ranching is as old as dirt, then the cooking method of barbeque is as old as fire! Cooking meat over an open flame may seem like a prehistoric method of cooking but I would say the Neanderthals got it right because thousands of years later you just can’t go wrong with throwing a ribeye, lamb chop, pork steak, or piece of foul on a beautiful dancing flame.
Whether you are high on that smokey goodness or you enjoy kicking up the flavor profile with a plethora of sauces, the simple fact remains that food brings people together. It doesn’t have to be a fancy occasion. Cooking over an open flame is a primitive example of how we can enjoy simple food with our favorite people!
No matter what you choose to throw on your grill, I hope you will choose to support your local farmers, ranchers, and protein producers. Their calling in life is to feed their neighbors. They consider it an honor that you would choose their life’s work to serve your family.
If you need help finding a source of local beef, check out www.usabeef.org. If you are needing ideas for what to serve from sides to sweets, I’ve you got you covered in that Ranch Raised Recipe book that you can find on the Your Ag Network App or website.
The weekend will be here before you know it! So you better start planning your weekend BBQ!
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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