Born in 1966, Venkateshwaran Iyer (Venkat) is a science graduate and a certified Project Manager. He last worked with IBM in Mumbai as a Project Manager for software implementations. Prior to IBM, he has worked with Rallis India, German Remedies, Novartis, and RPG Ricoh. After working for 17 years in the IT industry, he quit his job in 2003 to live on his own organic farm in Peth village, Dahanu Taluka, Palghar district in Maharashtra, India. He is the author of Moong Over Microchips which is about his transition from a techie to a farmer.