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ADI Update: Closing October 28th, 2016.
All things must come to an end. With sadness I have to tell you that we are closing down The Alternative Dairy Initiative, Inc and our FDA approved dairy testing lab at the end of October. Through the years ADI, as a non-profit 501c3, has received many generous donations but not nearly enough to cover expenses, especially those associated with operating our dairy testing lab. My for profit company, Bob-White Systems (BWS), has been covering the shortfall which amounts to approximately $50,000 annually. BWS has grown tremendously during the past 10 years but we have yet to achieve consistent financial stability and I can no longer justify the cost of keeping ADI afloat financially. ADI doesn't have the staff or the time to mount a fundraising campaign capable of covering those costs. And because ADI is considered to be somewhat of a renegade within the dairy industry, traditional funding sources are out of our reach.
We are keeping our website until October 28th. However we won't be accepting any more test samples after Friday, the 21st. We are accepting Economy Samples as scheduled, and your results will be sent by October 28th. If you purchased a test kit from ADI's lab but won't be using it, you can return it for a full refund. If you are a farmer member, or have pre-paid for tests, we will be sending you an email. Feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Best, Steve Judge