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4-H members learn you have to crack a few eggs every now and then

The next time you use the phrase "walking on eggshells," you'll think of a group of 4-H afterschool youth in Decatur who actually walked on eggs as part of their 4-H embryology project study.

In addition to hatching chicks, the youth studied the egg structure, and to illustrate her points, 4-H Program Coordinator Dena Hyde challenged the youth to walk on the eggs. Skeptical at first, the 4-H youth gained confidence as each one walked across a flat of eggs with very little breakage. Read more about the 4-H embryology program.


Judy Mae Bingman, University of Illinois Extension Marketing and Communications Manager

Judy uses powerful words and photography to tell the Extension story. She is a skilled communication strategist and storyteller with demonstrated success in building teams and creating strong organizational brand identities that deepen Extension’s impact among key audiences, build brand loyalty, strengthen employee talent, and expand public engagement. She is a frequent conference presenter at the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents Conference and helps Extension staff across the nation tell compelling stories.