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!
We are smack dab in the middle of the “Dog Days of Summer”! Thanks for tuning in to Ranch Raised!
The days have been long, hot, and dry with bursts of damaging storms across most of these parts. I saw where the National Weather Service in North Platte, NE had posted that they have recorded a record number of days over 100 degrees this summer and let’s face it, we are still facing a whole lot more summer.
I did a little investigating to see where this witty little phrase, “Dog Days of Summer” came from and the answer I got was not what I was expecting. So, I have some fact sharing to do with you this week!
And let me tell you, you will want to stick around all week, because besides the mercury, I have some other really hot news! On Friday, we are celebrating our 200th episode of Ranch Raised! So let’s heat it up all week with some fun contests and we will end the week with not one but two Your Ag Network Swag Pack giveaways. 2 Swag Packs for 200 episodes, get it?!?! I thought it was clever!
You will enter on the Ranch Raised FB page. Each day I will ask you a question, run over to the Ranch Raised FB page to leave your answer, which is your entry into the end of the week Swag Pack giveaways. Don’t forget if you miss an episode of RR, you can always catch the play back on the Your Ag Network App or website. The more questions you answer this week, the greater your chances of winning one of those two swag packs!
Today’s question, What does “Dog Days of Summer” really mean? Ready, set, go!
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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.