A new business in Jefferson has been awarded $5,000 in Jefferson Wants You Incentive Funds
for a new start up. Murphy Farm Meats, LLC is owned by Dennis and Terry Murphy of rural
Jefferson. The new butcher shop will be located at 201 W Washington in Jefferson. A retail
area for fresh meat cuts will be in the front of the building with custom butchering in the rear
area. The Murphys have been raising their own beef which they will butcher with plans to also
sell pork, lamb and goat. Watch for opening information of their shop in the near future.
The Murphys currently host a Facebook page and a website murphyfarmmeats.com with
opportunities for purchase of meat.
New business start ups in Jefferson are eligible to apply for one time start up costs of up to
$5,000 through the Jefferson Wants You Incentive Fund. The Small Business Development
Center ( is a partner offering free business consultation with North Central Iowa regi onal
director Justin Faiferlick at iowasbdc.org This is a project of the Economic Vitality Team of
Jefferson Matters with local committee members reviewing applications and conducting interviews.
Remote workers who already live in Greene County or are locating here are eligible to apply for
a one year membership of flexible seating at Gravitate Coworking at 202 E State, Jefferson.
Find the applications at experiencejefffersoniowa.com under Grow Here; Entrepreneurial. This
project started as a Rural Return project funded in 2022 through local utilities, financial
institutions, and a grant from Grow Greene County.
Pictured from with the check (L to R) Dennis Murphy, Scott Weber, Terry Murphy, Jamie
Daubendiek, Tina Beaman, Peg Raney, Amy Milligan, Matt Wetrich