Potomac State Library To Share Innovative Projects At Small Farm Conference

Designing buildings, creating maps, and constructing scale drawings from photographs will be some of the topics Potomac State College’s David Miller will present at the 12th Annual West Virginia Small Farm Conference.

Dave Miller is presenting at the WV Small Farm Conference The conference, “It’s All About The Food and Community,” is sponsored by the West Virginia University Extension Service’s Small Farm Center, and will be held at the Charleston Civic Center, February 25-27.

Miller’s session, The Tinker’s Toolbox,” will provide tips and techniques for utilizing freely available three-dimensional software designed for creation of models, design of layouts, and production of online graphical representations.

Miller, Information Systems Technician at the Mary F. Shipper Library’s Teaching and Learning Commons, noted, “There are many practical agricultural and farming projects that can be undertaken using this software including mapping of fence lines, creation of grazing plans, construction of buildings, tools, and objects, and demarcation of roadworks and pathways.   My goal is to demonstrate the versatile and potential use of software which is relatively easy to master with a minimal learning curve.”

Library Director, Dr. Charles A. Julian, observed, “The Mary F. Shipper Library is pleased to share innovative projects and ideas with members of our local agricultural community.  The flexibility and creativity of the software to be demonstrated by Dave Miller will be impressive to those who need access to customized design and production capabilities.  At the Library, we are especially committed to serving members of our local community by providing resources and information germane to their professional needs and requirements.

More information on the conference may be found at:  http://smallfarmcenter.ext.wvu.edu/events/conference.

For additional information related to the PSC Teaching and Learning Commons, call 304-788-6901.