California Farmland Trust Welcomes Trustee Council Member Reagan Denny, and Extern Chase Steele

California Farmland Trust (CFT) is pleased to welcome Reagan Denny and Chase Steele to our organization. Denny will serve as the California Association, FFA representative on CFT’s Trustee Council, while Steele joins the staff under a law school externship.

Originally from Sutter County, Denny was elected as the California FFA State Sentinel in May. During her year of service, Denny and her team will be educated in various areas of the agriculture industry and will share this knowledge with 95,000 California Association, FFA youth members.

Charlotte Mitchell, executive director at California Farmland Trust shared that as CFT focuses on building its’ relationship with younger generations, Denny’s perspective will be insightful to help strengthen and advocate the importance of protecting our working lands to this younger demographic.

“I could not be more thankful to be involved with CFT,” Denny said. “Their focus on education, advocacy, and helping farmers protect the best farmland in the world is truly inspiring.”

Steele, a Galt native and third-year student at McGeorge School of Law, will work closely with CFT’s legal team and executive management on farmland protection issues and conservation projects.

“We are looking forward to having Chase’s expertise in the area of law, and his assistance in complex legal assignments will be especially helpful as we work through matters relating to the protection of farmland throughout the state,” Mitchell said.

Steele’s externship plans to continue through May, while Denny’s role on the Trustee Council will conclude once she retires as a state FFA officer.

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