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!
The war on beef and animal agriculture is undeniable. There is a movement to remove especially cattle, from the land, from the planet. Have you ever heard of something so absurd as to have climate change pinned on livestock by people who fly around the world in jet planes and live among skyscrapers in urban areas.
While farmers and ranchers continue to defend the livestock they raise so they can continue to feed some of the very people who are claiming this absurdity, I will be completely honest in saying that many have become weary and worn. I have said before that raising and caring for livestock is a noble way of life even though it may not be profitable. Many families don’t have a future generation interested in coming back to this amount of work under this kind of constant attack. And so the population left to defend this way of food production continues to shrink, like the population of cattle in this county.
Today I’m speaking to consumers of beef. If you see the nutritional value of high-quality beef to feed your family. If you enjoy bringing your family around the table to celebrate holidays, special occasions, or even just at the end of the day to come together. Then it is time for you to step up and fight with the people who feed your family, who put food in the grocery stores. Please reach out to a local farmer or rancher and ask them who to call and what to say. If you value food security, consumers will have to band together with farmers and ranchers to protect it.
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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