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State Farm® Insurance Agent

Karla A Steckel

Karla A Woods Ins Agcy Inc

1336 S Ash
Suite 100
Buffalo, MO 65622-9316

S. Hwy 65 in the Clock Tower Plaza across from O'Bannon Bank

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Office Hours

8:30am - 5pm
9am - 5pm
8:30am - 5pm
After Hours by Appointment
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1336 S Ash
Suite 100
Buffalo, MO 65622-9316



It’s almost boating season! Please give us a call to make sure you have the right insurance for all your summer toys! We can help with boat insurance, ATV insurance, motorcycle insurance and more!

I’ve been a State Farm agent for 24 years, proudly serving the residents of Dallas County and the surrounding communities. My talented, dedicated team handles homeowners' insurance, farm insurance, auto insurance, life insurance as well as financial services.

I learned insurance from the ground up, starting with State Farm in 1992 as a claims adjuster, then working for five years in an agency field office. I opened my agency in 2000, and it has been an honor to help the people of this beautiful community ever since. At my agency, we love taking the time to get to know our customers and their needs, so we can make optimal coverage recommendations. It’s always a pleasure to help people manage everyday risks, plan for a successful future, and protect the things that matter most. We’re known for honesty, compassion, and customer service, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

I grew up on a farm, and the rural lifestyle is always going to be a part of me. I’m a graduate of the University of Missouri with a degree in economics, and in my free time I still love spending time on the farm with my family, riding and showing horses, and raising cattle. I have grown children (and now grandchildren) living close by, so I consider myself very lucky. There’s nothing more important than family.

I’m also passionate about service to the community and helping others. My agency participates in charity events and fundraisers on a regular basis, and we take sponsorship opportunities where we can. I also work with and support my fellow business owners in the community as a member of the Buffalo Chamber of Commerce.

My team loves spending time with customers, and we make sure everyone understands their policies very clearly. We’re always ready to help you find the right home, farm, auto, life, or business insurance for your needs. Please call or visit today for a free quote.

Insurance Products Offered

Auto, Homeowners, Condo, Renters, Personal Articles, Business, Life, Health, Pet

Other Products

Banking, Mutual Funds, Annuities

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Our mission is to help people in Dallas County and surrounding areas achieve more than they think is possible.  Our team achieves this through getting to know your personal situation and putting together insurance and financial service products to achieve your goals.  We can help protect your farm, home, car and loved ones with our insurance offerings.   

We're ready to help you, give our office a call today!

Kelly Johnson State Farm Agent Team Member

Kelly Johnson

Multiple Line Representative

Kelly is the most tenured team member, having worked side by side with Karla for over 19 years. Kelly and her husband Justin have 1 daughter Dakota who is currently a senior at Buffalo High School. Outside of work Kelly stays plenty busy with family and school activities.

Teresa Wise State Farm Agent Team Member

Teresa Wise

Multiple Line Representative

Teresa just hit her 1-year anniversary with Karla’s team. While she might not have a long tenure with Karla’s office, she has a wealth of insurance knowledge that she brings from previous stops. Teresa and husband Brian reside in the suburbs of Buffalo with their 2 children, Claire and Colsen. Outside of work you will find Teresa wrangling children and spending quality time with countless friends and family.

Macy Daugherty State Farm Agent Team Member

Macy Daugherty

Customer Service Representative

Macy is closing on her 1 year anniversary with the team. Macy is frontline of the office directing traffic for the whole crew. Macy comes from the metro area of Louisburg where she resides with her family. Outside of work you will find Macy riding her favorite yellow mare Fly, taming mustangs or pestering her siblings. All in good nature of course.
Stuart Dill State Farm Agent Team Member

Stuart Dill

Multiple Line Representative

Stuart is the newest team member at Karla's. While Stuart might be the newest member, knowledge on the insurance business and policies are not lacking. Stuart and his wife Kayla reside in the hustle and bustle area of Dallas County, also known as Long Lane. Outside of work you will find Stuart feeding cows, raising horses and daydreaming of the upcoming hunting season.