“Oats are key to our food future”
I/O is an Oats company. I/O is an Open Access Technologies company. We are entrepreneurs, innovators, designers, scientists, engineers, and farmers all focused on bringing high-yield oats to the Missouri River Valley. Because we believe oats are key to our food future, we are working with synthetic biologists to develop a high-yield oat variety: resistant to drought, pests, and cold-snaps. We believe oats are critical in a farmer’s crop rotation, to increase soil fertility, and to decrease fertilizer, pesticides, and herbicide use. Our collaboration with local farmers marries their land with our technology to field test implementable strains of oats at scale, and record feedback. We are working with designers to bring this synthesis to market and at scale, rolling out fleets of products to consumers in America’s heartland.