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George Wilbur


George and Gloria Wilber, Beech Hill Farm, Colebrook, Connecticut, and their families have farmed, bred, owned and exhibited registered Brown Swiss at The Big E, Harrisburg, World Dairy Expo and numerous local shows for many decades and generations.

Fred Wilber, George's father, had some outstanding Brown Swiss that George continued to breed and develop. George milked about 45 cows from the 1960's to the 1970's, and after a dispersal started up again in the 1980's. The Wilbers always had an outstanding show string. They twice had Grand Champion Cow, and twice Reserve Grand Champion at The Big E during the 1980's and high placings in many classes.

George's family still breeds and raises quality Brown Swiss, and his granddaughter still currently exhibits outstanding animals. George continues to milk a few cows and helps out at some of the shows. He has always been a strong proponent of Brown Swiss cattle and marketing Brown Swiss milk.The family has always been active in Connecticut and New England Associations.

George served as Connecticut Secretary of Agriculture during Governor Ella Grasso's Administration in the mid 1970's. He later served as Connecticut's Director of Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation (later Farm Service Agency) during President Carter's Administration.

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