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!
Today is a huge day! Check out the Your Ag Network Facebook page or YouTube channel to watch the cattle industry town hall meeting! What?!?! Your Ag Network even has a YouTube channel! Amazing, right! Truly thee best farm and ranch radio network out there, covering the events that are important to producers.
While it is fun to connect with cattle producers here at the Black Hills Stock Show, I can detect a lingering sensation of unsettlement. Will the markets hold? Will land values continue to trend north and out of reach of independent producers. Will we ever get our beef labeled so we can establish our place in our own market?
I’m hoping that today’s cattle industry town hall meeting gives you answers to who is fighting for you and who seems to be in the way of meaningful reforms. I do want to let you know that you matter. You matter in the fight to save the cattle industry. But, I want you to speak up for yourself.
Call that capital switchboard 202-224-3121 and tell your Senators and congressman what you need. You don’t need to be a perfect speaker. You just need to be you! It is not a round of trivial pursuit or a scored speech contest. You just leave a message. I just want us to all stand together for what is right and what we have to have. Because we all know if we don’t fight for ourselves, we will get the crumbs.
I will be back tomorrow, checking in from the Black Hills Stock Show!
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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.