Ranch Raised – Episode 8

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Farming For Profit, Not Price

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!


Welcome back to our midweek Ranch Raised check in. Leaving right where we left off yesterday, I want to finish the 4-H pledge with you.

“I pledge my hands to larger service.”

4-H is under recognized as the incredible community service organization that it is. Community service projects are my favorite thing to watch my girls be involved in. There is not a ribbon in the world that can make this momma’s heart swell more than watching 4-H kids with their dogs visit the local nursing home, or make Christmas cards for the elderly or make dog toys for service dogs. If you need the park cleaned up or a coat of paint on a building, call a 4-H club, they are there to serve!

“I pledge my health to better living for my club, my community, my country and my world.”

If the last year and a half has taught us anything, I hope that it has taught us that we need each other. It is healthy to live in communities that stick together, work together and support each other. 4-H is not just for farm and ranch kids. It is for all families who want to explore their child learning skills by doing them.

This has been so much fun. Thank you for indulging me. I am keeping up with all your 4-H memories posted on the Your Ag Network FB page and I want to see more so keep them coming. I can’t wait to give away this prize pack. I love the pictures and stories. Never miss an episode of Ranch Raised on the Your Ag Network website or app. See you 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.

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