Who we are and what we do

Plains Grains, Inc. (PGI) is a private, nonprofit wheat marketing organization dedicated to providing the link between producers of hard red winter (HRW) wheat, grain companies, and foreign and domestic flour millers to benefit all segments of the wheat industry.

Our mission is to:

  • Gather and deliver timely quality and production data.
  • Cultivate relationships between producers, elevators, grain handlers, and domestic and foreign millers.
  • Effectively market the quality characteristics of annual HRW wheat to interested buyers.

About Wheat Characteristics:

Leadership in action.

We serve the Great Plains and PNW states of Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Washington and Wyoming and are guided by a board of directors who represent these states.

PGI – Board of Directors

  • Royce Schaneman – Executive Director
  • Les Peterson – Chairman – Ovid, CO
  • Don Schieber -Vice-Chairman – Ponca City, OK
  • Larry Flohr – Sec/Treas. – Chappell, NE
  • Mike McClellan – Past Chairman – Palco, KS
  • Kelly Spitzer – Wiley, CO
  • Scott McGarraugh – Perryton, TX
  • Stephen Baenziger – Lincoln, NE
  • Chris Kolstad – Ledger, MT
  • Joe Neal Hampton – Enid, OK
  • Jose Luis Fuente – Mexico City, MX
  • E.G. Herl – Kansas City, KS
  • Ramon Galindo – Mexico City, MX
  • Bruce Myllymaki – Stanford, MT

PGI – State Administrators

  • Rodney Mosier-Texas
  • Brad Erker-Colorado
  • Mike Schulte-Oklahoma
  • Reid Christopherson-South Dakota
  • Royce Schaneman-Nebraska
  • Keith Kennedy-Wyoming
  • Cassidy Marn-Montana
  • Justin Gilpin-Kansas
  • Amanda Hoey-Oregon
  • Neal Fisher-North Dakota
  • Casey Chumrau-Idaho
  • Glen Squires-Washington