COLORA — For more than 50 years, the Kilby name has been somewhat synonymous with Cecil County, first as a large farm operation, later with county politics and today, perhaps most prominently, in milk and ice cream.
After decades of working the land, serving the county and tending to loyal custom- ers though, Bill and Phyllis Kilby are quietly retiring, having sold their 480-acre farm and Kilby Cream operations to two couples who they’ve known through the years.
On March 1, the Kilbys turned their operations over to Cliff and Andrea Sensenig and Ben and Liz Flahart, of Little Britain and Quarryville, Pa., respectively.
The Sensenigs are accomplished dairy farmers, having earned the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy’s 2014 Sustainability Award for its co-op manure digester
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New Kilby Cream store manager Katie Holmes talks with Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Jim Eichhorst, left, and Assistant Secretary of Marketing, Animal Industries and Consumer Services Steve Connelly during a stop by the officials last month.