Teacher Earns AgScape Award

An Ontario farmer and high school teacher was presented with the 2017 AgScape Teacher Recognition Award Tuesday, in partnership with Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show.

Nicole Swain is a science teacher at Brooklin High School in the Durham Region.

Swain was recognized for teaching students about the importance of agriculture. She teaches biology and environmental studies to Grades 9 to 12 students and is also a beef and cash crop farmer with her husband Scott.

Swain developed the Durham Farm Connections High School Program to lead high school students through interactive, science-based agricultural topics. She encourages other science teachers to teach about agricultural sciences, and co-manages the Agriculture Specialist High Skills Major program.