A FAMILY FARM

4 generations of Benderman's currently live on our family farm.

Larry and Gayle Benderman (Paw and Granny Gayle, 3rd gen.) are our loving grandparents that support all of us every step of the way! After years of owning the family farm, they're pleased to see all of us working together to preserve its history. 

Kevin and Tonya Benderman (4th gen.) are our steadfast partners at Benderman Farm. There is nothing that can't get done when these two are on the task! We are so grateful for their experience and persistence.

Kevin Jr. and Sarah Benderman (5th gen.) are the current managers of the Benderman Farm operation. Together, we are passionately pursuing our dreams of running the family farm.

Joseph and Kolby Benderman (5th gen.) live on the farm with their beautiful new daughter Millie Grace (6th gen.).

Josh Benderman (5th gen.) and Joseph do so much in terms of farm maintenance. Without them, it would look like we're living in a jungle!

Each of our family members work together, using our own individual talents and abilities, to maintain and preserve our precious family farm. 

OUR HISTORY

5th Generation Family-Owned Farm

“The Benderman Farm, founded in 1911, is located south of Columbia in Maury County, Tennessee. J.O. Benderman and his wife, Winter Benderman, had two children. The family grew tobacco, cotton, corn, and raised beef cattle on the farm of about 48 acres. A well and several manmade ponds provided water until county water became available. In the late 1930’s, the original farmhouse burned down, and the family was devastated, but built a new home still in use today.

 

Son William J. Benderman became the farm’s second owner in 1942. He sold rock phosphate and added strawberries to the farm’s produce. He and his wife, Nola Johnson Benderman, had one son, William Larry, who is the current owner of the farm. He purchased an adjoining 32 acres in 1985 and added a stock barn. He and his wife, Gayle Smithson Benderman, were active in the Mynders Community Club for many years. They continue to live on the farm with two of their grandsons and their wives. Three generations of Bendermans are currently involved with the management and daily work on the farm.”

- TENNESSEE CENTURY FARMS PROGRAM