California Farmland Trust Welcomes Adriana Toste As New Hire

California Farmland Trust (CFT) is pleased to announce the addition of Adriana Toste to the CFT team. Toste will serve as the communications associate.

Toste is a recent graduate of Oklahoma State University (OSU), where she earned a bachelor’s degree in agricultural communications and was involved in the OSU Dairy Science Club, Sigma Alpha Professional Sorority, and the OSU Dairy Judging Team. Prior to attending OSU, Toste attended Modesto Junior College and graduated with associate degrees in agricultural business, agricultural sales, and agriculture science.

Toste’s role will be focused in producing CFT’s digital and social media campaigns, writing and design content, event planning and video and photography efforts. Toste will also support CFT’s external messaging tactics and mission.

“We are thrilled to have Adriana join the California Farmland Trust team,” shared Charlotte Mitchell, executive director. “Her background gives her context for why our mission is important, while her experience and education have provided her the opportunities to develop skills in educating, marketing and advocating for agriculture.”

A native of Gustine, Calif., Toste grew up on her family’s commercial dairy operation, where she developed a passion for agriculture and farming. Her active involvement in 4-H and FFA throughout her upbringing piqued her interest in the communications field and led her to pursue a career as an agricultural communicator.

“I am so honored to have the opportunity to share the message of the California Farmland Trust and help California farmers preserve their land for generations to come,” said Toste. “It is extremely rewarding to be able to serve in an organization where my mission and values align, and I’m excited to assist in their communications messaging, outreach, and education.”

Welcome Adriana to the team by sending her a welcome email at