Bob and Sheryl Bowen of Holly Springs have entrusted their family land to MSU by gifting Spirit Hill Farm, one of Mississippi’s centennial farms. The land is their heritage and passing it to the university makes possible their dream to foster research and education while encouraging quality land and wildlife management through the university’s College of Forest Resources and The Bulldog Forest program. In addition to the farm, the Bowens have also established the Bowen Spirit Hill Farm Conservation Endowment to support and maintain the property that will be a learning ground for students and faculty. 

“So many family farms are split up as they are passed from generation to generation,” said Bob. “My father asked me to keep the land intact as long as I could, and this gift accomplishes that wish.”

More than just acreage, Spirit Hill Farm is a heritage that now has an even greater legacy to fulfill. The land that has such a deep connection to the Bowen family’s past will create a bright future for MSU through a powerful and enduring gift. 

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