The School: About Us
TAX EXEMPT STATUS
The Aquaponics Institute of Technology is a Washington State non-profit corporation, currently working towards obtaining 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. The Aquaponics Institute of Technology will be classified as a non-profit education, charity, and research organization.
All current and future donations will be tax deductible once the tax-exempt status is awarded.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President & Founder - Mr. Richard D. Lomsdale
Mr. Lomsdale incorporated the Aquaponics Institute of Technology in Washington State on 06/01/2016. Mr. Lomsdale is a retired 26-year Veteran of the US Army as an intelligence officer; as an intelligence officer, he conducted extensive research and compiled numerous reports into the food shortages, lack of natural resources, and the conditions of arable land for North Korea, Africa, India, and others. He possesses considerable experience in multi-national relations and training.
The Aquaponics Institute of Technology is actively seeking partnerships and endorsements by agencies and organizations to show support for our mission. Each supporting agency will be offered a seat on the school advisory board to help guide the direction of the school and to potentially incorporate their views, concepts, and requirements into the school’s curriculum; creating a robust and well-rounded educational experience for our students.
· United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
· Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
· US Department of Agriculture - National Institute of Food and Agriculture
· Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
· National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
· US Department of Fish and Wildlife
· US Department of Education
· Department of Commerce
· Department of Ecology
· National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
· Aquaponics Association
· Aquacultural Engineering Society
· Global Aquaculture Alliance
· National Aquaculture Association
· State Fish Growers Associations
and leading industry experts in the fields of Aquaponics, sustainability, renewable food resources, education, agriculture, aquaculture, and others.
The Aquaponics Institute of Technology admits students of any race, color, religion, creed, gender, age, national origin, disability, Veteran’s status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. Nor does it discriminate in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, and other school-administered programs. International students must be members of states affiliated with the United Nations or those aligned with the United States.
These activities include, but are not limited to, student enrollment, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all students, members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.
We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.