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The GDM Family Team Members


Jennie Orantes

Jennie grew up on her father's dairy farm and participated in national dairy competitions. She attended classes in Michigan State University's Animal Science Program. There she joined the Dairy Club and Undergraduate Research Association. She entered and attened MSU Dairy Challenge Competitions, National Dairy Research Events, and Tri-State Dairy nutrition conferences.

She had internships at local dairy farms including Agri-King and the Kellogg Biological Station Dairy Farm. She spent two years working at CJD Farm Consulting writing concentrated nutrient management plans. Then she worked at Dairyland Laboratories analyzing feed/forage samples for mineral content.  She now works for Neogen Quality Control testing antibiotics in milk.

Denny Lubbers

Denny Lubbers

The Team Leader, graduated in 1978 from Hudsonville, Mi. At 16 he started his first dairy farm and now owns and operates GDM Farm in Lake Odessa. Through the years he participated in two dairy farm buy-out programs and has also worked as Shop Manager for Sikkemas Equipment. Denny brings a wealth of finacial and hands-on knowledge to the team.


Alonso Orante Sanchez

The Spanish translator team member. He grew up at his father's farm milking a herd of Brown Swiss/Brahma cows.  As a teen in Michigan he has worked on numerous dairy farms. Presently is herd manager at Burdock Hill Dairy Farm in Hastings, Michigan.


Denny Lubbers
6468 Vedder Rd 
Lake Odessa, Mi 48849

Email: Denny Lubbers

Phone: 616 432 1658 

Spanish Translation Available