I cannot let October slip by without recognizing one of my favorite things that is a part of my past, present, and future. While most people wouldn’t immediately recognize October as such an important month in the 4-H organization, I will tell you that it actually is! October serves as the home of National 4-H week. […]
It is sort of a bitter sweet time of year. I am super thankful for our mild fall temps that allowed us to enjoy an extended growing season. It made for a bountiful harvest and a full pantry that will be enjoyed all winter long. I am ready to let my garden rest and recharge, just like those ole cows that we just weaned those calves off of. I am ready to dream of next spring. […]
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. […]
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.