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!
Thanks for tuning in to Ranch Raised! I am still in the thick of it up here at the Black Hills Stock. Yesterday was an amazing day starting the morning off with the first ever Cattle Industry Townhall meeting at the Stock Show. A strong crowd of a couple hundred people were on hand. Views of the livestreaming were strong and there is no doubt that event was well received.
The entire event is now saved for your viewing pleasure on the Your Ag Network Facebook page and YouTube Channel. Thanks again to Jesse Stroud and Your Ag Network for being the streaming sponsors so that cattle producers across the land could be able to take in this event. If you appreciate that as much as I, leave them a comment of thanks on the Your Ag Network FB page.
Today I’m going to take in the Hereford Show and Sale. Then Jesse Stroud is going to pop in for another Stock Show visit. We might go visit Ty Dean at the Sioux Steel booth and we might go grab a brisket sandwich. We will see how the day goes.
Never the less, I love meeting all of you! So stop by the R-CALF USA and South Dakota Stockgrowers booth and say “Hi”! Bring the kids by! I have stickers and candy and all sorts of goodies. This is what rural America is about, community and connection. If you have a community event or expo that you would like R-CALF or Your Ag Network at, just drop us a message and we can see if we can make it work. This is Karina Jones signing off from the Black Hills Stock Show. I’ll bring you more updates tomorrow!
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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.