Ranch Raised – Episode 217

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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’ve got a birthday in the house; I mean on the ranch! Welcome back to Ranch Raised!
So, we have a birthday on the Jones Ranch today. Today is the day we celebrate our lead rancher, our girl dad, our fixer, our horse saddler, our main hay man, our cattle guy, all the things, you get it.

Something about fixing my loved one’s food, feeds my own soul. So, with my girls recommendation, breakfast this morning was pancakes, topped with peach syrup, and fresh peaches. Our birthday guy loved it. In all honesty, he is not too hard to please. It was divine. And by the way, that jar of peach syrup was my last jar from 2021 in the pantry, so that is love ya’ll. Good thing it is peach season and I will be needing to make some more to store away.

We will probably grill some steaks tonight with a side of sweet corn. I think the girls are planning an angel food cake topped with ice cream and of course peaches. These are the perks of being a girl dad. There is never a shortage of hands or inspiration in the kitchen so my husband eats very well 365 days a year but we may go a bit overboard on his birthday.

I can’t say that we are a family big on over the top parties or going out to eat. We tend to keep it simple. And my husband has always said, “why would we go to town to eat, you can make it better than anyone else.”

Now you know how we celebrate on the Jones ranch, with each other and with good food! What are your birthday traditions in your home? I would love to hear, so leave them 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.

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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