Ranch Raised – Episode 16

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Farming For Profit, Not Price

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!


Happy Monday and thanks for coming back hear more tales from these Ranch Raised dusty trails.

Let’s just kick off the week with a full-on confession, a bearing of my soul, if you will. I am the parent who unapologetically allows, errrrr, scratch that, encourages my kids to miss school to take advantage of other learning opportunities outside of the classroom. I am the parent whom on a number of occasions has received “the note” towards the end of the semester warning that my child or children are close to reaching the maximum number of absentee days for the semester that the district allows. I don’t tell you this because I am a defiant human. I tell you this because I am such a hungry student of life, I recognize that learning doesn’t look the same for everyone. For my family it doesn’t need to be with in 4 beige walls, sitting at a desk. For my family and I we value learning so much we look forward to opportunities to learn new skills, or to do something better or even just to make ourselves better. It is out of this love learning we stretch beyond our comfort zone and experience personal growth that cannot be taught in a book. This week on Ranch Raised I want to explore more about what learning looks like to my family and I.

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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