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 Halloween and thanks for spending a few minutes of it right here on Ranch Raised!
I feel ya parents, it is hard when Halloween falls in the middle of the work and school week. I am not immune to those challenges. No matter the stress level, don’t let the expectations overshadow the memories. Treat or Treat, get the candy. Wave to the neighbors. Be thankful for your community. Tuck your kids in tight tonight and be grateful that we live in a country where we can take part in these kinds of activities.
Today our gang is split up going in a few directions. My oldest daughter leaves on the great caravan of Blue & Gold headed to the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis! That takes me out of town to meet at a central location so she can join the rest of her homeschool FFA Chapter. My other two girls are going to jump in with another family to go around and trick or treat. Baby boy is more than likely going to stay home and hang out with dad.
Luckily, I had all 4 kids out and about, in better weather last week trick or treating the local businesses. We had a “Best Big Sister”, a Cowgirl Barbie, a real Cowgirl, and a Pumpkin. I am so thankful that even my teenagers still want to do activities with our family, and that is partly because sometimes they are not given a choice, but in this case, they were all smiles and loved the chaos of chasing all the little kids.
All of us at Your Ag Network wish you a safe and fun Halloween. Check out the Ranch Raised Facebook page to see my kids all dressed up. Leave a picture of your kids! I would love to see them.
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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