In 1975, the family farm was incorporated as A.W.G. Farms, Inc., derived by the members of Alvin, Wayne and Gary Wagner. Since that time, his younger brother, Daryl, has joined the farm operation.
Wayne has been active in the West Polk County Farm Bureau, as county Vice President, state resolutions committee member, and as the state chairman of the Sugar Advisory Committee.
Wayne is currently a member of the Red River Valley Sugar Growers Association and serves as the legislative liaison. He is the President of the Crookston Factory District Board of Directors. Wayne belongs to two marketing clubs, and is also the chairman of a steering committee hoping to develop an Ethanol plant in Crookston. He is currently on the Board of Directors of his church.
In 1982, he as chosen King Agassiz of the Red River Valley Winter Shows. He was awarded the Torch and Shield Distinguished Service award at the University in 1993.