Abigail Wilber, CT
My name is Abigail Wilber and I am from Colebrook, Connecticut. I began showing Brown Swiss at the age of six, leasing from my great aunt and uncle, Trudy and Luke Tanner of Nutmeg Acres Farm. With the support of my family – including my grandfather, George Wilber of Beech Hill Farm and parents, Amy Bailey and Theodore Wilber – I grew my own herd of bred and owned Brown Swiss and continue to compete at the local, regional and national levels. In this past year I have been grateful to complete my time in 4-H as a member of the Connecticut State 4-H Dairy Judging Team, placing 23rd individually at the World Dairy Expo contest. I have also been fortunate to work with several show strings at the Northeast National Fall Shows and World Dairy Expo. I am currently completing an Associate’s degree in Animal Science at the University of Connecticut with the intention of pursuing a Bachelor’s in Agricultural Economics. I hope to one day work for an agricultural biotechnology or animal health related company. I enjoy working with youth through 4-H and participating in UConn Block & Bridle and Dairy Club events in my spare time.