There’s still time for your company to be represented with a booth at the event. For more information, call 541/686-9191.
Forest industry professionals will gather at the Lane County Events Center and Fairgrounds in Eugene, Ore., for the 81st annual Oregon Logging Conference Feb. 21 to 23, 2019. This year's theme is “Building Products for Building Futures.”
The event offers educational opportunities, panel sessions, seminars and outside hands-on training workshops. Attendees have the opportunity to earn up to 11 professional logger credits/8 SAF-CFE credits by attending these programs and sessions.
“The Oregon Logging Conference is packed with unique opportunities for forestry professionals to network and learn more about their trade,” said Jim Dudley, 2019 OLC president. “The 2019 conference will certainly live up to its reputation as being the best logging, construction, trucking and heavy equipment shows west of the Mississippi.”
Equipment and attachment manufacturers, including OLC sponsors Caterpillar and Link-Belt will be on hand to show off the latest machines and technology for the logging and construction industries. Company representatives also will be available to answer any questions about their products. Many of the machines will be demonstrated and guests will have the chance to put themselves in the driver's seat.
Attendees also will have an opportunity to speak with equipment dealers for information on warranties, financing, service contracts and more. A short list of dealers and sponsors scheduled to be on hand include: Feenaughty Equipment, Modern Machinery, Papé Machinery — a member of Papé Group (OLC Sponsor), RDO Equipment, Triad Machinery (OLC Sponsor) and many more.
Auction companies, including J. Stout Auction, James G. Murphy Co. and Ritchie Bros. will be on hand to explain how easy purchasing used equipment is through their programs.
There's still time for your company to be represented with a booth at the event. For more information, call 541/686-9191.
Educational Seminars, Discussions
OLC hosts educational seminars and panel discussions relevant to forestry, logging and construction. By attending these events, guests can earn professional logger credits, as well as meeting peers and making networking connections.
A few topics set for this year's panel include Oregon and Washington Forest Practices and Final Tier IV Engines in Forestry Equipment.
OLC Foundation Scholarships
Established in 1968, the Oregon Logging Conference Foundation scholarship awards qualified students who are majoring in forestry industry-related fields. Each year, the foundation awards a total of $15,000 to $25,000 in scholarships.
Events for children and teens include the High School Forestry Skills Demonstration in which high school students compete in a variety of events including cable splicing, crosscut, single buck, log scaling and more.
Kids can enjoy educational activities including paper making; wildlife exhibits; a wildfire safety demonstration; learning about the age of a tree; and more.
The OLC has been in existence since 1939 and is one of many regional logging conferences and associations that meet annually throughout the United States. The organization remains committed to assisting forestry professionals in their pursuit of professional development and advancing the forestry industry.
For more information, visit oregonloggingconference.com/.