Ranch Raised with Karina Jones – Celebrating History!

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Ranch Raised with Karina Jones - Celebrating History!

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!

Happy Monday & thanks for starting your week with me right here on Ranch Raised! 

This week I am off to Grand Island, NE to watch my girls compete in the Daddy of Them All and I am not talking about Cheyenne Frontier Days. That is the theme for the 25th Anniversary of the National Junior Hereford Expo and what a treat that we could host this historical event in my home state!  

While I am off doing show mom things this week, I wanted to share with you another historical story about the cattle industry since I am feeling so nostalgic!  It’s a week of celebrating cow towns and cows building towns! 

Cattle towns were midwestern frontier settlements that catered to the cattle industry. The economies of these communities were heavily dependent on the seasonal cattle drives from Texas, which brought the cowboys and the cattle that these towns relied upon.[1] Cattle towns were found at the junctions of railroads and livestock trails. These towns were the destination of the cattle drives, the place where the cattle would be bought and shipped off to urban meatpackers, midwestern cattle feeders, or to ranchers on the central or northern plains.  

It was that age old tale of cowboys bringing the herds to town to sell, barter, or exchange. And while they the young bucks spent their money having a wild time. The family men loaded up on supplies to take back to their ranches that would be the provisions to see them through the next weeks to months.  



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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.

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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