Verne Freeman attended Purdue University and graduated in 1923 with a BSA and Masters Degree in 1926. He then held a position in Fairview, IN as a high school science teacher before coming to work for Purdue. While at Purdue he was the Assistant to the Dean and Instructor in Animal Husbandry; Assistant Dean of Agriculture; Associate Dean of Agriculture; and Dean of Resident Instruction for the School of Agriculture. He has numerous professional affiliations including: American Farm Economic Association, American Society of Animal Production, American Association of University Professors, delegate representing Purdue University in the National Collegiate Athletic Association, Big Ten representative for Purdue University, and director of the Purdue Agricultural Alumni Association. His Fraternal affiliations range from Past Grand President of Alpha Gamma Rho to Past High Chancellor of Alpha Zeta to 33rd Degree Mason. He also served as an elder and Trustee of First Christian Church and a trustee of the Harrison Trails Council of the Boy Scouts of America.