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 might be a new month but my appreciation for you tuning in to Ranch Raised, remains the same.
Welcome to February which will go by in the blink of an eye, being the shortest month of the year. But be prepared we do get an extra day this year, as 2024 is a Leap Year!
I think that February is a month that generally evokes some feelings of reflecting on how we treat others since it is the month of the Hallmark holiday, Valentine’s Day. And aside rom the highly commercialized direction that this holiday has taken maybe we need to just do some self-reflection on how we can all be kinder to those around us and maybe even cast that net a little wider.
Maybe this is a month to talk to your family about adopting a non-profit, so to speak, to volunteer time for. Or maybe there is a neighbor in need that could use an extra hand with some yard work or special group of people that could be shown some appreciation with a platter of cookies.
My girls are once again this year working on Valentine’s Day cards for the local nursing homes. And today we will take platters of cookies to the businesses that purchased their 4-H animals at the county fair as a token of their appreciation.
Kindness and appreciation don’t have to cost a dime, but they are worth more than gold! So let’s find ways this month to spread cheer and kindness around you and make it a family affair!
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.
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