It was 1824 when the Kincaid family purchased 30 acres in Boonton Township, Morris
County and began farming.
More than a century later, a young Oscar took over the operation, working alongside
his father as they raised dairy cows, grew vegetables and developed a poultry business.
For years, they delivered eggs to retail establishments and sold vegetables from
their roadside stand.
Over time, Oscar moved away from the dairy and poultry business and focused his efforts
on vegetable and hay production.
Oscar's commitment to his community transcended farming. He served as a member of
the Boonton Township Committee for 30 years and was mayor for two terms. He was also
a founding member of the Morris County Agricultural Development Board, on which he
served for 17 years, six as board chairman.
Oscar led the charge for farmland preservation in Morris County. His efforts resulted
in the preservation of 41 farms covering 3,100 acres spanning several municipalities
throughout the county.
As one person put it: "Oscar had more impact on preserving the character of Boonton
than any single individual."
But to Oscar: "Farming and being active in local politics was simply a way of life."