Farber Insurance Agency
Thomas Farber

705 Main St PO Box 129
Britton, SD 57430

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Phone: (605) 448-5150
Cell Phone: (605) 880-3360
Fax: (605) 448-2810

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8:00 - 5:30, M-F
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About Us

Tom Farber was born in Tracy, MN and raised in Walnut Grove (the childhood home of Laura Ingalls Wilder). He graduated from South Dakota State University in Brookings, SD with a degree in Agricultural Education.

Following graduation, he was a Vocational Ag Teacher and then began a career in banking.  As a bank branch manager, he  became licensed and began selling insurance for QBE Farmers Union, which became his full time work. Tom has been the owner of the Farber Agency in Britton since 1987 and has obtained his Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation.

Tom and wife Lori have three children; Blake, Mason and Alexandra.

Tom has been an active community member throughout his years in Brittton. He purchased the closed Strand Theatre in 1987 and began extensive remodeling with the assistance of many other community members. The theatre was re-opened in 1988.  Tom has also purchased, assisted or held an active role in building renovations throughout the community.

Other community activities include:

  • A major financial supporter of educational and community projects and programs. 
  • A member of the Britton Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) and its President since 1991 
  • A board member of Northeast South Dakota Community Action (NESDCA) and  Chairman since 1996
  • A Cub Scout Den Leader and Den Master 
  • A Lions Club member
  • Church choir member
  • A past Church Council President 
  • Director of Sunday School Music program
  • Lead development of the Britton Community Theatre in 1982
  • Actively in plays and dramas throughout the community as a director and an actor
  • He has directed the Melodramas at Fort Sisseton Historical Festival for twenty-five years.

Tom has been given various awards for his involvement and support of his community:

  • The QBE Farmers Union Foundation sponsored, "Rural Dakota Pride" award in July of 2008 for his volunteerism in his community and throughout South Dakota.
  • The "Governor's Economic Development Award", presented by Governor Rounds in 2004.
  • The 2001 Britton Area "Heart of the Dakotas" award for his community service.

 Terry Lynde  has been employed as an Agent for the Farber Insurance Agency since January of 2004. He was born and raised in Mitchell, SD,  and after high school spent six years in the Navy; stationed first in New London, Connecticut, then serving on the USS Kamehameha, a Nuclear Powered Fleet Ballistic Missile submarine for 4 1/2 years. He entered the Naval Reserves and completed two tours in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) in Manama, Bahrain and in Kuwait City, Kuwait. Terry retired from the Naval Reserves in 2007.

Terry worked in Mitchell then Aberdeen where he completed a year of college at Northern State University.  He then moved to Britton where he eventually became an agent for QBE Farmers Union Insurance.

Terry's interests are SPORTS! (ie. golf, football, baseball, umpiring, attending his children's sporting events, and hunting.)


Meet the other members of the Farber Insurance Agency:

Michelle Lynde has worked for the Farber Insurance Agency, QBE Farmers Union Insurance since 1999. She is a Customer Service Representative, has obtained her Property and Casualty license and brings a wealth of knowledge and service to the agency.

Michelle was born and raised on a farm west of Hecla, SD, attended South Dakota State University, Brookings and then transferred to Northern State University, Aberdeen, where she graduated with an Associates degree of Arts in Computer Science.

Michelle and husband, Terry have three children, Jordan, Taylor and Blaine.

Michelle's interests include interior design, Christian education, scrap booking and attending her children's sporting events along with many church activities.

Pam Lunzman has been employed as a Customer Service Representative at the Farber Insurance Agency 2005 and holds a license in Crop Insurance.

Pam was born and raised in southern Minnesota and receivied a  General Secretarial Program degree from Granite Falls Area Vocational Technical Institute after high school. She later continued her education at Sioux Falls College and then the University of South Dakota, Vermillion, where she graduated with Bachelor of Science degrees in Social Work and Psychology with an emphasis in Corrections. 

Pam worked in social services until meeting her husband Todd.  They have a daughter, Jena.  Pam has completed her Master's at Northern State University in the Counseling Program.  She is a licensed Professional Counselor - Mental Health and shares her counseling career with her position at the Tom Farber Agency.

Pam's spends personal time with church activities: past Sunday School Superintendent, current Church Secretary, women's group secretary, music and singing. She enjoys remodeling, decorating and designing of any kind and takes an active role in anything that involves her daughter and her activities.

The Farber Insurance Agency's  presence within the community reaches much farther than just insurance. We are active in many community activities and projects and are known to help out with just about anything anyone needs. Our expertise, combined with compassion and dedication to customer service, creates peace of mind during times of loss.

To have us provide you with a quote, please call us at 605-448-5150 or you can go to our online quote request form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Farber Insurance Agency
705 Main St PO Box 129
Britton, South Dakota 57430
Serving the Britton-Hecla Area / Marshall, Day, Brown, Sargeant (ND), and surrounding counties.
Phone: (605) 448-5150
Cell: (605) 880-3360
Fax: (605) 448-2810
Email: tfarbnfu@brittonsd.com
Website – www.FarmersUnionInsurance.com/tfarber


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