Charles A. Ogborn

Agricultural Consulting

Mr. Ogborn specializes in Mechanical and Agricultural Engineering. He has extensive experience, background, and a network in farming and agriculture equipment, including tractors, combines, and grain drying systems. Mr. Ogborn is responsible for providing engineering services in the areas of failure analysis, accident reconstruction, and industrial testing. He is involved in the areas of mechanical processes and developing test protocols. He conducts fire investigations on various types of mechanical equipment. Current activities include site inspections, setup and performance of laboratory testing, including instrumentation, and operating automated test equipment. He has hands on personal experience from managing and operating his family farm in Indiana.

  • Expertise
    • Grain Systems including Grain Bins, Material Handling, and Tower
    • Drying equipment
    • Agricultural Equipment
    • Industrial Equipment
    • Utility Equipment
    • GPS Guidance Systems
    • Precision Agricultural Services
    • Swine and Poultry Equipment
    • Dairy Equipment
    • Strain Gage Testing/FEA Validation
    • Accident Reconstruction
    • Fork Trucks
    • Gas appliances
  • Education
    • B.S.M.E. Mechanical Engineering Olivet Nazarene University,
      Bourbonnais, IL (2003)
    • A.S. Machine Trades, Vincennes University,
      Vincennes, IN (2000)
  • Professional Affiliations
    • American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) #1026144
    • Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA)
    • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
    • Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
    • Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA)
  • Continuing Education
    • Fire Findings: Investigation of Gas & Electric Appliance Fires (2006)
    • HAZWOPER Trained (2005)
      Optical Systems for Agriculture Course (2005)
    • OSHA 10 Hour General Industry Card, Confined Space, Suspended Scaffold (2004)
    • Illinois Professional Engineering Act & Continuing Education Requirements Training (2004)