University of Missouri DASS Division of Applied Social Sciences College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
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Division of Applied Social Sciences


Special Feature
Students blog from the World Food Prize

Gloves for Ghana
Kerry Clark takes on an unexpected task to help poor farmers

Our 4 of '39
Four CAFNR students were honored as part of the Mizzou '39 outstanding seniors

Broad Impacts
Mizzou is home to a national network to aid researchers in showing the impacts of their findings

Ag Skills Update
Precision Ag Certificate keeps students and farmers current

Outstanding Honor
Breanne Brammer honored as CAFNR's Outstanding Senior

Agribusiness Star
CAFNR student entrepreneur recognized by National FFA

Helping Hand
Missouri AgrAbillity funded for four more years

APLU Awards
Anna Ball and Rob Kallenbach win land grant recognition

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The Division of Applied Social Sciences (DASS) is one of six academic units within the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR). DASS is home to the following academic program areas:

In addition, DASS houses several centers, institutes and programs:

Our division's purpose is to develop and empower decision makers who can manage the global food and natural resource systems and lead rural communities. Our mission is to be the leading institution in outreach-driven education and research that integrates science-based information into public and private decision making.

While much of our focus is on issues of concern to Missouri, we do work that directly affects national policy. We also are involved internationally on a significant scale.