Ranch Raised – Episode 9

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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!


Thanks for tuning in to Ranch Raised! We are headed full steam ahead in to a busy Halloween weekend.

I just want to take a minute to show appreciation for all the volunteers that are making events and celebrations happen for families in communities across our listening area. As production ag families, we get so caught up in the hustle and bustle of fall harvest, weaning calves, and all the things happening on the farm and ranch this time of year.

I am grateful for those businesses and volunteers in town that are giving families like mine a place to come together this Halloween weekend and celebrate what community is all about! Whether you have fall festival going on, a “Trunk or Treat”, or even the businesses around the town square opening their doors to let little ghosts, goblins, witches and kitties come pick out a candy bar, I am thankful and I’m sure many others are as well. Your effort is worth it! This is what keeps young families in our towns and attracts new families to this way of life. It may be just a bowl of candy to some, I promise you to some families and to some kids, this will be the best weekend in their recent memory.

If you don’t have anything going on, take a look around your community. I’m sure they are in need of some helping hands somewhere. This is what makes the world go around, all of us doing our part to create a great place to live and raise families.

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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