After Working for Google 8 Years,This Man From Andhra Pradesh , Is Now A Farmer
Naga Kataru grew up in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.
His father, the school’s principal, was determined to send his son to college. So, Naga graduated with a college degree in Computer Science and Engineering and then enrolled at the Indian Institute of Technology, in one of the country’s best computer science programs.
Working for Google for 8 years, Kataru felt uneasy and was eager to move with something else. Kataru's latest career reincarnation is as a farmer. In 2008, he bought a 320-acre farm in Modesto, California. It was only meant to be a diversified investment.Today the farm, which also grows apricots, is profitable and has eight employees. It generates $2.5 million in annual revenue. Naga isn’t resting on his laurels. He’s working on two degrees at Stanford — an MBA and an MS in Environment & Resources — to prepare him for his next challenge: making farming more tech-savvy.