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 our first Fun, Fact Friday in May. By now I think I have made it clear that I dedicate Friday’s to giving you fun, facts about certain whole food items in your grocery and promoting American agriculture. During the month of May, I am putting that concept into hyper drive and plan to use Fridays to talk about the food commodity that is the foundation of my existence, cattle which translates to beef.
May has undeniably been coined, “Beef Month.” But before that sizzling sirloin hits the grill, there is an entire process that proceeds the eating experience. I am going to take the next few Friday’s to talk about the American cattle industry, so that you perhaps you think differently about that beautiful piece of beef in the center of your plate.
I have said it before and I will say it again. Cattle producers are connected to consumers. We work every day with pride to raise the best cattle, in the best possible ways, because ultimately, we know their final destination and purpose is to nutritionally serve you and your family. Ask any rancher, we take our profession very seriously and we want you to trust us. Many of us have been raising cattle for multiple generations. It is truly in our DNA.
So, get ready to fire up the grill and support your American cattle producer in May! Let’s make May, “USA Beef Month!” Have a great weekend from all of us at Your Ag Network!
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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.