Rob Blackwell, Owner/Sales


Raised in Lapeer, Mich. in a large family of 7 children, Rob always enjoyed working with people and being outdoors.  The agriculture business has allowed him to achieve both criteria and he has come to value the one-on-one relationships that this industry thrives on.


Rob got his feet wet in the agriculture world when he started working at a Co-Op during his student years.  From that point his career developed in leaps and bounds always gaining valuable experience.  In 1998 he decided to start his own business – GAPS. Since then, GAPS FS has grown from a one-man operation of selling seed into the small business it is today.


With 30 years in the agricultural industry he has gained the experience and understanding necessary to know what it takes to service a farmer.  It means keeping up with trends in the industry, but also being a leader in educating customers about the latest technologies and how they can benefit. His passion is to do whatever he can in order to make the customers as successful as they can be.