Armstrong Township is in the heart of big farming country. Its main community, Earlton, is a centre for large-scale agricultural operations, where field equipment dwarfs regular-sized vehicles. This is the centre of the Clay Belt, a large area of fertile land with fields of grain and other crops stretching as far as the eye can see. It is also the dairy centre of Northern Ontario, and boasts several manufacturing industries and specialized service companies. Earlton is just a 20-minute drive north of the commercial centre of Temiskaming Shores.