Editor’s note: The “Meet the” series profiles the people behind groups, organizations and businesses in the community.
By Lillian Bowe
Generations of Connie Moyers’ family have been involved in some way with the Roosevelt County Extension Agency.
Before becoming the program director and home economist at Roosevelt County, Moyers was actively involved in 4-H. Moyers said she was a member growing up, her children were in the program and she was a 4-H club leader.
When she was let go from a job she held for 22 years, Moyers saw an opening at the extension agency and she applied.
“It was the perfect fit for me and I was lucky to get the job,” Moyers said.
For 18 years, Moyers has worked for the office. Moyers is getting ready for the Roosevelt County Fair which will start Aug. 19.
Moyers’ duties at the fair include getting the judges for the contests, getting the superintendents of the fair prepared, overseeing the concession that is run by 4-H clubs and helping people figure out what category they should put their crafts or baked good in.
Moyers said even though she is busy during fair season, she enjoys it because she gets to see the many different items on display in the Home Arts Building.
“I believe we have one of the best home arts departments in the state. We have a lot of participation every year,” Moyers said.
Moyers also likes the way the fair brings people in the county together and being able to interact with those people.
County Agriculture Agent Patrick Kircher agrees that fair brings people together and that is why he enjoys it.
“I like the atmosphere of the fair. It just brings people together,” Kircher said.
Kircher has been the ag agent for 7 years and was the 4-H agent for 4 1/2 years. Kircher grew up in agriculture, living on a farm in Missouri and then got his master’s and bachelor’s in animal science at Oklahoma State University.
Kircher said he has been working on the little details of the fair, like answering last minute questions and checking if the fair facilities are ready.
“Our goal is to have a successful fair,” Kircher said.
Not only does he have a busy schedule at work, but he is also helping his children prepare for the county fair. Kircher’s children show lambs and goats at the fair.
Kircher said another part of the fair he enjoys is the food.
“I enjoy funnel cake and it’s the type of food you get once a year and you look forward to it,” Kircher said.