Ranch Raised with Karina Jones – Ode to the Ice Cream Bucket!

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Ranch Raised with Karina Jones - Ode to the Ice Cream Bucket!

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!


Ode to the ice cream bucket! Thanks for tuning to Ranch Raised! 

This week I made my big batch of chocolate chip cookies to send to town to help feed FFA kids at their district livestock judging. You can catch that recipe on the Your Ag Network App or Website under the Ranch Raised Recipe Book tab! Today I am whipping up that recipe again to send these cookies north with my family who are headed to my uncle’s bull sale. 

These cookies will be transported just how I watched my grandma transport and store all the Cowboy cookies she made, in an ice cream bucket. I am a firm believer that you don’t need a fancy cookie jar to have on your kitchen counter. I think cookies just taste better out of an ice cream bucket, but maybe that is my conservative, sentimental heart speaking. 

Only those who know me best, like my mom and sister, who have opened in the drawers in my kitchen know a little secret about me, I am VERY frugal! I am not ashamed to admit that I am that lady that saves her sour cream and cottage cheese containers to reuse. Infact, they make great cereal bowls for the kids, and no, I’m not even kidding!  

But, the kitchen gold, the most coveted piece of plastic reusable vessel it the my favorite the ice cream bucket! I can milk a goat into it. I can fill it with warm soapy water to perform minor surgeries in the barn. It can hold everything from calf nuts to cookies. And now you know just a little bit more about Karina Jones! 






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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.
karina@youragnetwork.com or visit facebook.com/ranchraisedwithkarinajones

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