Royce Schaneman, Executive Director
Royce Schaneman is the Executive Director of the Nebraska Wheat Board. Royce is a native Nebraskan, grew up on a diversified farm near Minatare. Royce attended the University of Nebraska‑Lincoln majoring in Diversified Agriculture and Animal Science. Royce’s past experience includes Cooperative Extension Service and the Nebraska Department of Agriculture. Throughout his experience, Royce has remained close to all aspects of agriculture from the people, production, processing, and marketing of a wide variety of products.
Caroline Brauer, Ag Promotion Coordinator
Caroline currently serves as the Ag Promotion Coordinator for NWB.
Caroline grew up in the farming community of Utica, NE, but didn’t become actively involved in agriculture until college. A graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Caroline has a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Journalism with an emphasis on news-editorial and public relations. Her prior work experience includes serving as the Staff Assistant and Public Information Officer at NWB. She also worked as the ag reporter for Bolivia Reborn, the UNL College of Journalism and Mass Communication’s depth report on Bolivia, and reported for the INTSORMIL 30-year review.
She’s a member of the UNL Alumni Association and was part of the inaugural class for the UNL Alumni Association’s Young Alumni Academy.
Pam Wurdeman, Staff Assistant
Pam is the Staff Assistant for NWB. A long-time state of Nebraska employee, she most recently worked at the Nebraska Department of Agriculture. Pam grew up on a small family farm in Gage County. Currently she and her husband Leo live a few miles from that farm in Cortland, NE. They have three grown children and one grandson. In addition to working for NWB, Pam also serves as a volunteer organist, assists with Sunday School, and serves on various committees at her small, rural Lutheran church.