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 the kickoff of a 3-day weekend full of sugar, meltdowns, late nights and memories made! Who doesn’t love seeing all of the kids dressed up?
It makes my heart swell seeing communities come alive with energy and this kind of chaos. I mean, Halloween is good chaos, right?? Kids will be begging parents to shut down the combine or finish feeding cattle just a wee bit earlier. Just do it! The days are long, but the years are short.
I have a cattle industry meeting early this afternoon but then following my own advice, we have a busy day packed with classroom Halloween parties, followed by cruising around a couple of our small towns later this afternoon to visit businesses that are enthusiastically waiting for clowns, puppies and princesses to come and pick up some candy. I will be escorting Jessie the cowgirl from Toy Story 2 who refuses to wear the red hat that came with the costume because she has her own straw cowgirl hat, a prom queen and Holy Guacamole. Which if you didn’t know, is a 14-year-old wearing a green shirt with angel wings.
Everybody slow down a little and stay safe out there this busy weekend. And if you don’t like dark chocolate or peanut butter cups, I would be happy to let you know my address.
I will announce the winner of the 4-H memory giveaway on Monday, so get entered by sharing your favorite 4-H memory on the Your Ag Network FB page. Thank you for all of your support! Join us right back here on Monday as we travel down a different path to talk about every day ranch and country life.
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.