Imagine receiving horseback riding lessons as a child. Now imagine that one of your first horses threw you from his back and onto the ground. Most children would get up to run away screaming but not Milan Kordestani. The young entrepreneur showed grit by grabbing the horse by the reins and getting back up on the saddle. His equestrian instructors were incredibly impressed by his determination as he rode the horse back to its barn.
This showed his deep love for horses. He quickly developed a skill for riding. At a very young age, he began to compete in world championship horse competitions. It culminated with his highest achievement — a second place finish at the World Championships in 2016. He endeavors to match or surpass that mark in the very near future.
His love of animals extends to his entrepreneurial nature. The young writer founded Milan Farms which is one of the most humane farms in North America. It raises free range chickens that produce some of the most flavorful eggs in all of California. The farm sells the eggs in dozen or half-dozen cartons, and you can sign up to have the eggs delivered regularly in the form of a subscription.
His farm also produces a variety of herbs as well as the rare saffron. Each of the herbs is grown hydroponically and the saffron is cultivated out of microfiber sponges. Oddly enough, this form of growth is controversial in the world of saffron. Saffron growing has a long traditional history which Milan Kordestani respects. But, the CEO and founder of Milan Farms, says that his team is focused on the future and innovation. That’s why he continues to explore better ways to grow the spice using innovative technological means.
And this all comes from a Bay Area kid that once lived in London, England. His parents divorced in his teen years which saw him go overseas for a brief period of time. He has now returned to his roots to graduate from high school and to attend college. Meanwhile, he is a reporter for the Huffington Post.