Come one, come all to the annual meeting of the Knox-Lincoln Counties Extension Association to be held on Monday, Nov. 15 from 7 to p.m. at the Extension office, 377 Manktown Rd. in Waldoboro.

From 7 to 7:30 p.m., the public will be able to meet and visit with Extension staff and Executive Committee members, view Extension displays and enjoy refreshments.

Guest speaker John Jemison, Extension professor working in water quality and soil science will speak from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. on climate conditions and its effects on farmers and gardeners and strategies and practices that will help to protect our soil resource. This fall, Dr. Jemison has been named the University of Maine System Trustee Professor, an annual professorship that honors and supports the academic excellence of outstanding faculty. Jemison’s multi-faceted research initiative will provide in-depth analysis of some of the factors critical to reinvigorating Maine’s rural economy. Those factors include understanding the needs of farmers in the vegetable, dairy, potato, blueberry and beef industries as they face issues related to climate change and rising expenditures.

Directly following the presentation, there will be a regular KLCEA Business Meeting (public invited) 8:30 to 9:00 p.m.

For directions, please contact the Knox-Lincoln Cooperative Extension at 832-0343 or 1-800-244-2104 or visit www.extension.umaine.edu/knox-lincoln

The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. Any person with a disability who needs accommodations for this program should contact Pamela Doherty to discuss their needs at least 10 days in advance.