Jay Swanson Agency--Farmers Union Insurance Agency
Jay Swanson

223 East Third St.
Thief River Falls, MN 56701

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Phone: (218) 681-6443
Cell Phone: (218) 686-8524
Fax: (218) 681-1522

Office Hours:
8:30am - 5:00pm, M-F
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Jay Swanson Agency

Jay Swanson Agency has offices located in Thief River Falls, Hallock, & Warren. We also have an office in Argyle that is used for appointments.

Our agency team is made up myself, two licensed Customer Service Representatives (CSR), Annie Engelstad & Courtney Rice. My son, Brady Swanson and Jaden Sundby are also licensed producers. We also have another part-time CSR, Alison Diamond. My wife, Janelle, also does office work for the agency. She is also licensed in Property & Casualty and Life & Health.

I started with Farmers Union Insurance Agency in the summer of 2001. Before this I owned and operated an Industrial Laundry Service. Being an insurance agent is a great fit for me, as client service and sales were also a main focus in my laundry business!

Jay Swanson Agency Staff

Jay Swanson - Agent/Owner

I was born and raised in Argyle, MN, and have stayed here because it is a great place to live and raise a family! My wife, Janelle, and I have 5 children, Samantha (married to Drew Olafson), Kelsi (married to Daniel Douglas), Taylor (engaged to Ali Archibald), Brady (works at the Agency & attends Northland Community College in TRF) and our youngest is Regan, now a 4th grader at Stephen-Argyle Central. We also have 5 sweet granddaughters! Lillian, Clara, Hazel, Halle & Olive.

Besides being an Insurance Agent, I also farm around Argyle. I believe that as an active farmer, I stay in touch with what is going on in the farming industry. I know what coverages are important to farmers helping me better serve you.  I am actively involved in the Argyle Lions club and am a retired Argyle Volunteer Firemen. I like to spend much of my spare time with my family. I enjoy following the local sports activities and working in my shop when there is time.

Jaden Sundby, Agent - Warren & Hallock

Jaden works in the Warren & Hallock offices. He has been with Jay Swanson Agency since 2014. Jaden is licensed in Property & Casualty.

Jaden was born and raised in Argyle, graduating from Stephen-Argyle Central High School. Jaden continues to live in Argyle and is active in the community as a Lions member and member of St. Rose of Lima church. Jaden has a DJ business, Big Papa,s DJ, which keeps him busy on the weekends.

Jaden's parents and his sister and brother are also memebers of the Argyle community. Jaden enjoys golfing, playing cards, fishing and basketball in his spare time.

Brady Swanson, Agent - Thief River Falls

Brady starting working at the agency in January 2015 and has dug right in! He  is licensed in Property & Casualty. Brady works in the Thief River Falls office. Brady is a 2014 graduate of Stephen-Argyle Central and continues to live in Argyle. He is also currently taking business classes at Northland Community College in TRF.

Brady is our youngest son and fourth child. He enjoys going to concerts, golfing, playing basketball, and hanging out with family and friends when he  has some free time. He is also a  member of the Argyle Lions Club and Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Argyle.

Courtney Rice, Licensed CSR - Hallock

Hi my name in Courtney Rice. I work in the Hallock office.  I grew up and graduated in Lancaster, MN. I currently live in Hallock, MN with my boyfriend of 5 years, James Hauert. When we first moved to Hallock we decided to adopt a Siberian Husky (Stryker) from a Shelter in Fargo, ND. Not long after that we decided to get another one (Gauge) to keep him company.

I am still enrolled in college at UND in Grand Forks and attend classes full time. My majors are Accounting/Investments and I should graduate in the next year and a half. I was lucky enough to find a job here at Jay Swanson Agency where they work well with my school schedule since it is always demanding. I’ve been working here at Jay Swanson Agency for a little over 9 months and have my Property and Casualty Producer License.  Currently I am working on my Life and Health Producer License.

The people I work with are great and they dedicate their time to helping people in the community in any way they can. On my off time from work and school, James and myself spend our summers golfing, our winters playing basketball in a few leagues around Lancaster and Hallock, and spending time with our close friends and family since we were both born and raised in the area.


Alison Diamond, CSR - Hallock

Hi, my name is Alison Diamond. I live in Lancaster, MN with my husband and our two dogs. We are expecting our first baby this November, it’s going to be a boy! My hobbies and interests include, being active and helping others be committed to their fitness, spending time with family, relaxing at the lake, listening to music and baking. I moved to Lancaster where my husband grew up from East Grand Forks (my hometown) a few years ago.  I appreciate small towns because their community is so involved with everything and willing to lend a helping hand.  I also enjoy helping others and making sure they’re happy with the business they receive here at Jay Swanson Agency.  

Annie Engelstad, Licensed CSR - Thief River Falls

Hello, my name is Annie Engelstad I grew up in Thief River Falls on the floor of a combine and playing in silos and trying to save the mice from all the barn cats. I graduated from Northland Community and Technical College with a Associates of Science Degree in Registered Nursing.

I took a job with Jay in June of 2015, the integrity that I have learned from this agency will last me a life time. I have four kids, three human and one Old English Bulldog that keeps us very busy. We spend our summers at Union Lake and our fall, spring, and winters at my father’s hunting cabin in Fourtown MN. I will admit I am a book nerd, however I do love to be in nature when weather permits.

My goals as an insurance agent for this agency is to provide outstanding coverage for the best price.




Jay Swanson Agency

Farmers Union Insurance


223 E 3rd Street

Thief River Falls, MN 56701


218-681-1522 (Fax)

Email: trf@mnfuia.com

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101 Atlantic Ave. S

PO Box 219

Hallock, MN 56728


218-517-2044 (Fax)

Email: hallock@mnfuia.com

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           Jay’s Cell # - 218-686-8524


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