University of Missouri DASS Division of Applied Social Sciences College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
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Read the blog: Science & Ag J professors, Nina Furstenau and Bill Allen, lead students on a field reporting experience March 24-28, Borlaug Summit on Wheat for Food Security in Ciudad Obregon, Mexico. Goodnight econ fans: Jan Dauve retires Abner Womack receives AFBR Distinguished Service Award Connecting Research to the Public Lassaad Lachaal named Tunisian Minister of Agriculture

Division of Applied Social Sciences


DASS News

Moving Beyond the Classroom
CAFNR's NAMA team takes lessons learned in the classroom into a real-world setting

An International Assignment
Students travel to Mexico to cover summit on agriculture

Projection 2014
Good for cattle, not so good for crop producers, FAPRI estimates

Energy Harvest
Small biomass power plants could boost rural economies

FAPRI Alumni
Lassaad Lachaal named Tunisian Minister of Agriculture

Devoted to Agriculture
Abner Womack receives AFBR Distinguished Service Award

Connecting Research to the Public
Anna Ball heads CAFNR's Center for the Collaboration and Development of Educational Innovations

Developing Recognition
Rural sociology grad student receives Community Development Program Award

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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.