I am new to selling ginseng in Ohio and have a few questions. We rent my Great Granmdmother's farm and she has given us permission to harvest. We are trying to figure out if we need a notarized paper or not. She is 92 and will be a chore to get her to a notary. Thanks for your help!
You don't need her to notarize anything. As long as you have written permission, you are good to go. Be sure to keep records of what you harvest by county, and by day. This information will have to be given to the dealer to whom you sell.
Prior to the end of last year, if digger said they harvested 1lb 2oz from ABC County, between the dates of 9/1 and 9/15, we would write the harvest of that county on one line. Date of harvest: 9/1-9/15. However, they put the kabosh on that. We now much have a separate entry for EVERY DAY you harvest ginseng. More work for everyone.
Thanks for the prompt answer. This is a great relief to know we won't have to have her make a trip out. I have a note book that I am keeping with the daily stats. It looks like a lot to harvest here as she has never harvested before and she has owned the property since 1960.