Royce Schaneman

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.


Jadyn Heckenlively, Marketing Specialist

Jadyn Heckenlively is the Marketing Specialist for the Nebraska Wheat Board. Jadyn grew in Orleans, NE and was involved in the agricultural industry. She attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she majored in Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Communication. Jadyn’s prior experience includes working with the American Gelbvieh Association as well as Phelps and Gosper County Extension Offices.

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Taylore Cruise, Ag Promotions Coordinator

Taylore Cruise is the Ag Promotion Coordinator for the Nebraska Wheat Board. Taylore was raised in Pleasanton, NE where she was involved in the agricultural community. She attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Agribusiness Management, as well as a minor in Animal Sciences. Taylore’s past experiences include working on the Agricultural Lending team at Union Bank and Trust and helping to conduct research on cattle at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Ruminant Systems Research Lab.