Research and Extension

The Division of Applied Social Sciences (DASS) is involved in two programs that are core activities of University of Missouri Extension — the Agriculture and Natural Resources Program and Community Development Extension.

Rural Sociology faculty play lead roles in the Community Food Systems and Sustainable Agriculture Program, which is a part of the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources' (CAFNR) Agriculture and Natural Resource Extension Program.

Also involved in the Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension programs are the Farm Management and Commercial Agriculture Extension faculty in Agricultural Economics.

The Community Development Extension Program (CD) is closely linked to DASS. Four state CD Extension Specialists are also DASS Faculty appointed in Rural Sociology and two CD-linked faculty are in Agricultural Economics.

Finally, many other DASS programs, which are not directly linked to MU Extension, engage in significant outreach activities.

Centers, Institutes and Programs