Founding a company, being a published author, and becoming a world-class equestrian are accomplishments people usually achieve over a lifetime. Milan Kordestani accomplished all of those things before graduating high school. Currently attending Colorado College, Milan’s latest ventures include co-founding a record label, developing a mobile application for college students, and writing a book for young entrepreneurs.
Kordestani started Milan Farms in early 2015 with the vision of creating a system to raise poultry that would be organic and humane as well as growing pure saffron organically. Currently, Milan Farms produces saffron, free range/organic eggs, and mint. Milan Farms’ goal is to provide honesty to the consumer. They provide transparency in the raising of their animals and use only organic methods for growing their plants. Milan Farms operates on the model of offering pure and honest options without any secrets as to how it was raised. Milan Farms also believes in innovation. They are developing both hydroponic and aquaponic systems for growing saffron.
When he was ten years old, Kordestani was riding a horse that threw him. While many children that age would have developed a fear of horses after something like that, it inspired Milan. In both 2015 and 2016, he won blue ribbons and awards in some of the most prestigious equestrian events in the world. Betts Coup of The National Horseman wrote of Kordestani, “…has natural form, a dedication to working hard and a need to ride challenging, world-class horses, as well as a drive to win blue ribbons… and in a short time, he has achieved major goals in the sport.”
When he has an idea, Milan doesn’t wait or let it fade; he starts on it. Milan believes that passion and work ethic make him successful and passion drives his work ethic. Success happens when he does what is needed to bring his ideas to life.