Ranch Raised – Episode 116

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Ranch Raised - Episode 116

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!

Now the race is on
And here comes spring up the backstretch
Chaos is coming on the inside……

Any of you farm and ranch ladies out there start looking at your calendar, and seeing April 1 and your heart starts racing with pace you know you will be running and a wash of anxiety over takes you for a moment. Okay, just me.

We are in that season when we need like 240 hours a day to get everything done that needs done on the ranch, eat a balanced meal, drink enough water, plan the garden, and raise these kids. Okay, I probably went too far.

There may be cattle working crews, spring field help, or pile on a few kids’ activities and there is always a need to have a meal plan with extra mouths to feed. Or it is nice to know that there is something ready to eat when you all pile in the door after a long day. I’m going to start sharing with you some of my favorite spring recipes. Plus, the Motley Crew of cluckers have really kicked up their laying and baking is chaos coping mechanism for me.

Come back tomorrow and find out what I’ve been shakin’ & bakin’ around here on Ranch Raised!

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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.
karina@youragnetwork.com or visit facebook.com/ranchraisedwithkarinajones

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