Apart from being a student in the San Francisco Bay Area, a nationally competing equestrian, and a Huffington Post writer, Milan Kordestani is an outstanding entrepreneur. Kordestani is the CEO of Milan Farms which he founded in 2015 to provide an alternative option to consumers who would love transparency in how their products are made. Milan Farms produces mint, eggs, and saffron. For the plants, they use only organic products while their animals are raised in a humanely and transparent manner. Milan believes that transparency in how a product came about is vital information that guides consumer decision.
Milan Kordestani was born in Stanford, California before his family briefly moved to London in 2009. His family shifted back to the bay area in 2010, where he graduated from Sacred Heart Preparatory in Atherton in 2017. It is during his time in high school that he managed to write six articles for the Huffington Post in the fields of agribusiness, health, and politics. At the age of 10 Milan started riding horses after he was thrown off a horse while trail riding. Instead of developing a fear of horses, Milan so this as a challenge and got back to ride the horse back to the camp. This determination saw him learn quickly to compete in high levels which led him to win the first round of the triple crown in 2015 and later attained a fourth place in the Worlds Championship Horse Show. In 2016 he got his highest ranking to date by coming second in the Five-Gaited Show Pleasure division for his age split at the Worlds Championship Horse Show.
Milan Farms brand got trademarked in 2016. They distribute their saffron across the world and eggs across the west coast. While the farm embraces traditional techniques in the growth of saffron, they have also adopted technology in a bid to create efficiency. They use drip irrigation and are experimenting with hydroponic and aquaponic alternatives of growing saffron. Milan boasts of being the first farmer to succeed in growing saffron hydroponically on microfiber sponges. Milan Kordestani currently works on developing an application and expanding Milan Farms.