Milan Kordestani; Avid Horseback Rider and Saffron Grower

Milan Kordestani did the unthinkable. At the age of 10, while he was horseback riding on a trail, he was thrown off his horse and decided to saddle back up and ride the horse back. This experience seemed to be a preface to what he would accomplish in his career. He was born in California, then moved to London, England when his parents divorced, then back to California where he attended a private Catholic School. He started taking riding lessons just for a few years before he progressed in competing at the high levels on world champion horses. In 2015, he won the Triple Crown and took 4th place at the Worlds Championship Horse Show. He continued this streak and took 3rd place at the American Royal and 2nd at the 2016 Worlds Championship Horse Show.

While Kordestani was in high school, he established Milan Farms in his sophomore year and is currently CEO. The goal is to provide 100% organic and humane systems to raise poultry. Milan Farm’s offer eggs from free range chickens that are fed fresh organic vegetables, no soy or corn feed. Milan Farms specializes in the production of free range eggs, poultry, herbs, and saffron. Kordestani was the first farmer to grow saffron hydroponically on microfiber sponges. Research is continually being done along with experimenting aquaponics systems with trying to grow saffron. Kordestani only uses the brightest part of the saffron to guarantee the highest quality. They use a method called drip irrigation which saves water by letting the water slowly drip to the plant’s roots by dripping on the soil’s surface through pipes, valves, tubing, and emitters. Using this method saves over 30,000 gallons of water a year when comparing to a sprinkler system.

Milan Farm’s mission is to provide an honest option for the consumer and to be transparent using organic options for raising animals and plants. Kordestani is committed to offering the highest product quality and is extremely proud in doing so.