Extraordinary depicts Milan Kordestani. He is a published author, entrepreneur, organic farmer, equestrian award winner and college student in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Milan’s attitude is compelling. It is hard to tell which is his vocation and which is his hobby. He is passionate, humble and driven with all of his interests.
As a sophomore in high school, Milan Kordestani founded an innovative organic farm, Milan Farms. His goal was to raise poultry in a humane and organic manner. He also raised 100% organic saffron and mint. Milan Farms was trademarked in 2016. There are now three separate farms serving Colorado and California and the west coast with organic eggs and selling saffron around the world.
Milan walks the dual path of tradition and innovation with the production of saffron. Milan Kordestani is researching the use of hydroponic and aquaponic methods for saffron crops in addition to drip irrigation. Kordestani became the first farmer to grow saffron hydroponically on microfiber sponges.
Milan Farms has collaborated with One Tree Planted to plant one tree for every dozen eggs sold because he recognizes the value of ecosystems and how important it is to counteract deforestation on a global scale.
Award-Winning Competitive Equestrian
His natural aptitude with horses was evident at age 10. Noted for ranking 3rd place in the Worlds Championship, 17 and Under Park Division, in 2015. His highest ranking came in 2016 at the Five Gaited Show Pleasure division. Clearly, Kordestani is seen as a notable equestrian.
Born in Stanford, California, Milan Kordestani moved to London, England in 2009. During that time, he studied at Eaton Square School. In 2010, Kordestani returned to the Bay Area and became a student at Sacred Heart Preparatory in Atherton and graduated in 2017.
Not only is he an active farmer and master equestrian, he writes for the Huffington Post about mental health, politics and agriculture. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area in California.