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 back to Ranch Raised and Happy November!
The first order of the day is announcing our winner of our 4-H memory contest giveaway. There were some great entries that truly made me smile. Almost all of them talked about special people and unforgettable experiences that 4-H brought in to their lives. But, I have to say that Jackie Maude, from Hermosa, SD takes the cake and is our winner! Jackie’s favorite 4-H memory is meeting her husband at Western Junior Livestock Show in Rapid City, SD 49 years ago! That would be a trophy that is impossible to top! Jackie Maude, you are our winner of the Your Ag Network and Ranch Raised prize package!
As we head in to November, I hope to make more memories with all of you! I have some plans to share some of my recipes. I seem to have an overabundance of farm fresh eggs right now, so my girls and I need to get to using them up and I thought, why not share those kitchen experiences with all of you. My girls are on fall break today, so I’m sure we will be whipping something up in the kitchen. I also am planning on sharing some DIY Christmas gift ideas that we have loved making in our ranch home. Because I have always felt that a gift made with my hands is good for the receiver’s heart. Luckily, I have girls who love dabbling in glitter, glue and craft supplies so they are always up for my crazy ideas.
So, never miss an episode of Ranch Raised this month or check out the Your Ag Network website or app to catch up! See you tomorrow.
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.