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!
I’ve got some spud-tacular news today on Fun, Fact Friday, right here on Ranch Raised! This weekend a super tuber will be celebrated! National Potato Day is August 19, so if you like spuds, this one’s for you!
Did you know there are over 4000 different kinds of potatoes? Potatoes have been a popular food for centuries so it’s about time we recognize this versatile and ap-peeling favorite. Mashed, smashed, chipped, or covered in cheese, potatoes can be eaten with just about every meal — or as a meal! — making these starchy veggies a delicious and easy way to get iron, potassium and vitamin c. The puns are just baked right in! Now just fry and stop me from telling you the whole scoop on what makes National Potato Day so …spudtacular.
Potatoes are grown in all 50 states! It makes sense that there should be a national day to celebrate the crop that can feed an entire country. I really do think this starchy, vitamin packed veg is all that and a bag of chips so pick up a bag, choose a recipe and feast with friends!
Okay I’m done with the potato puns for the day. Let me know your favorite potato recipe on the Ranch Raised FB page. Time for me to go dig some of our favorite spuds fresh from our garden of course they go great alongside a Jones Ranch Raised steak!
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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