Welcome to HES Extension

Human Environmental Sciences (HES) Extension is people oriented. Our goal is to help people improve quality of life in all environments including where they live, work, learn and relax. Our work is based on social and natural sciences. Using the latest in modern technology, we provide unbiased, research-based information and access to the knowledge base at the University of Missouri.

Our subject areas of expertise include:

  • Food Safety
  • Housing & the Built Environment
  • Nutrition, Health & Physical Activity
  • Personal Financial Management
  • Strengthening Families


Jo Britt-Rankin, Ph.D., M.S.
Associate Dean, State Specialist & Extension Professor
Nutrition & Exercise Physiology
College of Human Environmental Sciences
University of Missouri Extension
303 Gwynn Hall
Columbia, MO 65211
Phone: 573-882-7828
Fax: 573-884-5768
Email: britt-rankinj@missouri.edu