Ranch Raised with Karina Jones – A Ranch Wife’s letter to Santa Part2!

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Ranch Raised with Karina Jones - A Ranch Wife's letter to Santa Part2!

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!

Christmas for a Ranch Wife Part 2! 

I’m glad you are back because I’ve got more to tell Santa. If you missed what I told the jolly ole man yesterday, you can catch it on the Your Ag Network app or website. 

Santa for Christmas this year my list might be long, 

But why don’t you be a dear and just play along. 

In all seriousness, I have the same needs as every ranch wife. 

For a life rich in memories and free from strife. 

If you could just make it rain in 2024 at just the right time. 

That would be a gift in itself that wouldn’t cost you a dime. 

Please knock these interest rates down to a level we can manage. 

Give the banker lots of patience and tell him not to be so savage. 

Sort out these markets so we can another year make it through. 

We are gritty and tough folk, but we need a fair playing field too. 

Keep my neighbors and my family safe and in good health. 

And may all the businesses in town stay afloat as we spread around a little farmer & rancher wealth. 

Santa bring us some hope that a legacy we can pass on. 

The best gift of all would be seeing our grandkids ride this ranch at dawn. 

I’m getting a little windy and even a little misty eyed. 

Santa, I just want us all to be able to prosper, be free, and in the country way of life, THRIVE! 






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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 former 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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