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!
Food is love, made visible! Thanks for joining me today on this midweek episode of Ranch Raised.
I’m not sure if it has something to do with my country roots or it is just my DNA, but food is my love language. I love growing food. I love preserving food. I love making food. And I love sharing food.
As I look back at what this Ranch Raised journey has done for me in the past 500 plus episodes, it has helped feed my soul in a way I didn’t know was possible. I have loved sharing recipes from my kitchen with all of you. Most of the time, they are a seasonal recipe that has been a family favorite in my kitchen that week. Some recipes that have been passed down for generations in my family.
Sometimes they are recipes out of necessity to use garden bounty that is taking over my kitchen, like the mashed potatoes we had last night because I need to get the rest of my garden potatoes dug!
Then there have been recipes from my girls’ 4-H baking experiences that have been crowd favorites. It doesn’t really matter the motive behind any of my recipes that I share. What matters is you know that each recipe I choose to share with you has truly brought joy and happiness to my family and that is what I want to share with your family. My recipes are my gift to you!
So with it being our 500th episode anniversary this week we have a celebration pack ready to go out the door! Just go to the Ranch Raised FB page and find the pinned post at the top. Share with me what your favorite RR has been over the years!
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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