Ranch Raised – Episode 1

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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!


Welcome to Ranch Raised! A brand-new program on your radio dial where we are going to talk about daily country life! I’m your host, Karina Jones. Tune in every week day to get a glimpse of life on the ranch. One day I might share my strawberry rhubarb pie recipe and what I have cooking for dinner that night and the next day I might have a story about a goat with bloat or what my ranch kids are up to. Basically, it will be like a box of chocolates, you never know what you are going to get, but I promise you this, it will be real life. I hope to make you smile and make you feel right at home, my home on the ranch!

Here is just a quick snap shot of me. I’m a rancher. I’m a wife. I’m a mom to 3 cowgirls and I’m kind of a hippie that enjoys simple ways. If I can sew it, grow it, can it, bake it or make it from scratch, I probably will. I am a hungry student of life, always looking to learn from those around me, especially if they have a new recipe or a gardening tip. I love old country music and mix of my oldest daughter’s playlist. What can I say, she has opened my ears to artists that are not played on mainstream radio stations. My version of a perfect day is looking at black cows on green grass. That’s enough about me for one day. I can’t spill all of my secrets today, so tune in tomorrow to see which road I take you down.

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Karina ranches with her husband, Marty, and 3 daughters 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 current 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 that is broadcast on 60 radio stations with coverage in 9 states, where she deep dives into cattle industry issues and highlights R-CALF’s work on 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 ranch.

Cattle producers are her people. She will meet you at the county fair, at the sale barn, or anywhere the dusty trail leads.

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