Ranch Raised with Karina Jones – We are all essential!

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Ranch Raised with Karina Jones - We are all essential!

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!

It turns out we are all essential! Thanks for tuning into this cold and blustery Tuesday edition of Ranch Raised. 

I hope that everyone was able to find some joy the last few days, despite plans that may have been foiled by the weather or challenges it created. 

As we woke up to a new day with a fresh blanket of snow. Some people’s blanket is a lot thicker than others. It really had me thinking of all the people that put on their snow boots and headed out the door to make the world turn today.  

I have a lot of respect for everyone who is playing their part to help the Midwest get back up and running today. I’m sure there are linemen who have been called out to make sure everyone gets their electricity back on. There are medical professionals who take care of those in need. There are people who opened the doors to grocery stores, gas stations, eating establishments, hotels, pharmacies and businesses in town to serve those who needed their goods and services. Then there are the daycares who opened today to make sure that kids had a safe place to be while mom and dad went to work. And the mail carriers who are braving the roads to get to all of us after a long weekend. Then there are the people who work at this radio station who knew they needed to get important news and weather updates to you! And how about the road crews who are doing their best to prepare a safe path for all to get to work.  

I’m saying a big ole thank you to everyone who is doing their part to do their best today. It is just all so awesome, and it warms this gal’s heart in a big way! So don’t forget to spread kindness and thanks to those around you today!  



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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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