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!
It’s our midweek check in, right here on Ranch Raised. The majority of my days, I think to myself, “I wonder what I could talk about tomorrow on Ranch Raised.” Then as they say, “life happens”, and I experience something that I just have to tell you about.
Have you ever stopped to fathom what you community would be like without your local radio station or newspaper?
Last night one of our local radio stations came out to the fair grounds to interview kids who were working hard at their last 4-H dog training practice before their big county fair show. My girls seem to always be found when these opportunities arise and they don’t mind one bit. They usually grab a friend and then an interview “duet” transpires. The broadcaster was so sweet and asked great questions.
I watched public speaking and radio broadcasting skills being developed by young people that just thought they were talking to the local radio station lady. So, as you can imagine, my heart swelled a bit.
But, it also made me so proud to live in a community where our radio stations and newspaper care so much about youth events in the area that they will seek out these kids after hours, during the heat, to give them an opportunity to talk about what they are doing.
Let’s all take a minute to give appreciation for our hometown radio stations like the one you listening to right now, and our newspapers! That’s my shout out today! But, I want to hear from you! What is your favorite hometown radio station that supports your local county fair, 4-H & FFA kiddos. Leave it on the Ranch Raised FB page!
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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.