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 day and welcome back to Ranch Raised! Fall is such a busy time on the farm and ranch. There is an energy across rural America that just has to be experienced to be known. The chant of auctioneers and the gavel dropping at salebarns is the anthem that plays as the fall cattle run is in full swing. Bawling calves and lambs serenades the barnyard or feedyard. Livestock producers are getting their herds prepared for the next season and moving them closer to home. Our nations farmers are harvesting crops during every available minute of daylight and even under the moonlight. The trucks whizzing here and there safely delivering all of these ag commodities. All of this in an effort to keep our nation fed. I know that you are in a hurry too. But, please, when traveling in our rural areas, just allow yourself a little bit of extra time for the unexpected farmers and ranchers that you may need to share the road with. We don’t mean to slow you down. We want you to arrive at your destination safely, just as our families want us to return to our homes each night safe and sound. Just use a little extra caution this time of year when you are traveling. Actually, it might do us all some good to slow down a little and enjoy the splendid fall colors and the beauty all around us. We only get this fall season once a year, don’t miss it!
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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.