Real Money, Real World Scheduling

Real Money. Real World. (RMRW) is a youth-focused financial literacy program from Ohio State University Extension. It can be used with youth ages 12-18, but it is ideally suited for youth ages 13-16. The curriculum is time-tested and has been highly successful because of the creative community efforts of Extension educators, local school teachers, and community volunteers.

Real Money. Real World. is fun and distinctive because it includes an interactive spending simulation that provides the opportunity to make lifestyle and budget choices similar to those made by 27-year-old adults. As a program of Ohio State University Extension, the most preferred and successful RMRW programs are partnerships of the county OSU Extension office, the school, and the business community. RMRW has three parts:

Part I: Four preparatory classroom lessons

Part II: A hands-on budget management and decision-making spending simulation

Part III: A post-session evaluation of spending choices made during the simulation

The OSU Clermont County Extension Office is now scheduling times for Real Money, Real World in-person or virtual demonstrations for the Fall/Winter.

If you are interested in scheduling a time for your organization or classroom please contact Margaret Jenkins, FCS Educator Clermont County, @ or contact the Clermont County Extension office @ 513-732-7070.

Clermont County September Food Preservation Workshop

Do you enjoy food preservation?

Your last opportunity to attend a Food Preservation workshop with Clermont County Family Consumer Science Educator, Margaret Jenkins, is September 15, 2021 at 10AM. The last Food Preservation workshop will be held on the Clermont County Fairgrounds in the 4-H hall kitchen and will cover several different Food Preservation techniques. A photo from last weeks Food Preservation Workshop is posted above. Don’t miss out on the opportunity for this last workshop of the 2021 Food Preservation Season! See the flyer below for registration details.


Virtual Dining with Diabetes

Do you or someone you love have diabetes? With 30 million diabetics in America, you are not alone!

The Ohio State University, College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences will be offering  a free Virtual Dining with Diabetes class. The class will be offered several different dates in September and October. You will learn how to incorporate good, healthy cooking techniques and other practices to help control your blood sugar through our cooking school and nutrition education program designed for people with diabetes and their family members or caregivers. See below for dates, times, and registration information:


September 22 10:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M.
September 29 10:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M.
October 6 10:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M.
October 13 10:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M.

Cost: Free

Zoom link will be sent to your email address 24 hours before the class.

Questions: Any questions please contact Beth Stefura RD,LD, FCS Extension Educator, Mahoning County,, Marie Economos, FCS Extension Educator, Trumbull County, or call
(330)638-6783 or Margaret Jenkins,, FCS Educator, Clermont County.

Food Preservation Workshops

It is time for the annual Clermont County Food Preservation Workshops.

  • June 24th at 10:00 AM will cover Water Bath Canning Berries
  • July 15th at 5:00 PM will cover Pressure Canning Harvested Veggies
  • August 24th at 5:00 PM will cover Tomato Products
  • September 15th at 10:00 AM will cover Tomato Sauce

Workshops REQUIRE pre-registration and are limited to 6 people per workshop.

The deadline to register for the first workshop on June 24th is Tuesday, June 22, 2021.

Cost: $40 per workshop

Location: Clermont County Fairgrounds, 1000 Locust Street, Owensville, Ohio 45106, Located in the 4-H Hall kitchen.

Please see below for a link to registration and a workshop flyer.




New Richmond Schools’ Traveling Lunch Bus

A “lunch bus” will deliver meals to children in Clermont County’s New Richmond Exempted Village School District this summer, officials said. It’s the first bus of its kind in the county.

New Richmond typically distributes 300 to 500 meals per week during the summer months, according to a news release from the district. Officials anticipate that number to increase with the Traveling Lions Lunch Bus.

The Clermont County school district serves more than 2,300 students in the village of New Richmond, the village of Moscow, Monroe Township, Ohio Township, Pierce Township, Tate Township and Washington Township, according to its website. About 40% of the district’s students qualify for free or reduced lunch.

Read more about the New Richmond Schools’ Traveling Lunch Bus from Madeline Mitchell’s Cincinnati Enquirer article HERE.