Family: Wife: Jeanene
Children: Douglas and David
Roger R. Wehrbein was born in Plattsmouth, Nebraska, on August 18, 1938. He graduated from Plattsmouth High School in 1956. Roger then enrolled at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, College of Agriculture, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1960. While attending UNL, Roger was a member of Alpha Zeta Honorary Fraternity, Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity and was very active in the Block & Bridle Club. Roger was B & B President in 1960 and received the Outstanding Senior Award in 1960. After graduating from UNL, he was a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army.
Roger has always been active in farming and still resides on the family farmstead. This diversified family farming corporation farms 3,000 acres and consists of beef, dairy and swine units. Roger is a partner with his three brothers in Breeze Valley Farms, Inc. He is also a partner in D & R Livestock Co. and is involved in the R W Cattle Co.
Roger is active in many agricultural activities. He is serving on the Board of Directors of the Farm Credit Services where he also held the office of chair. He is a member of the Capitol Pork Producers, the Nebraska Council of Public Relations for Agriculture, a member of the Board of Director of the Nebraska Agriculture Leadership Council (L.E.A.D) and the Cass County Farm Bureau. He is currently involved in many non-agricultural areas serving as a member of the Plattsmouth Chamber of Commerce, a trustee for the Nebraska Council on Economic Education, serving on the Advisory Board of the Mayor's Committee for International Visitors, as well as serving on the Advisory Board of the Missouri River Boundary Commission.
Roger has also been very active in local and state policies. He was a State Central Committee member and served twice as Committee Chair for the State Republican Convention. Roger was elected to the Nebraska State Legislature in 1986 where he serves on the Appropriation, Performance, Review and Audit, Executive Board, Reference and Legislative Council Committees.
Roger is and has been an outstanding agricultural and political leader. He has served in many areas of the agricultural field and has always enjoyed working with youth activities. He believes in maintaining a strong family relationship and in taking time to serve others.