When people think Verner, they think farming.
Agriculture has been a key part of Verner’s social fabric for over a century. With the arrival of the railroad to Verner in 1883, families gradually ventured west of Sturgeon Falls and settled on parcels of land. These families, primarily from Quebec, purchased land from the government of Ontario at a rate of fifty cents per acre thus setting the stage for generations of Franco-Ontarian farmers to come.
While the industry has changed over the years and many of the dairy farms, so numerous in the 1950s and 1960s, have disappeared, agriculture is still an important economic driver for the community.