Mount signs on your property on a post or private fence at least 3 feet from the ground (for good visibility). There should be one sign at either end of the property perpendicular to the road so that the sign can be seen by ATVs, tractors, trucks, or other equipment driving down the ditch. Post at least one sign every quarter mile. On long stretches, the middle signs can be parallel to the road.
Do not place signs within any portion of the road right-of-way, including the roadside ditch or on any sign post or fence owned by the road authority. If you have questions about placement, please contact your local road official.
Please note that posting signs does not automatically eliminate the need for buffers on your own land, nor does posting signs take the place of notifying road authorities. If you want to eliminate buffers, your certifier may require documentation that the road authority or adjoining land owner has agreed not to spray adjacent to your land. Contact the road authority(ies) in your area and your certifier for more information about how to make these arrangements.
In addition, contact Gopher State One Call at 1-800-252-1166 before you dig. This free service will locate and alert you about underground cables, electric power lines, gas lines, and other underground utility hazards.
If you have any other questions, please call us at 651-201-6012.
Cassie Dahl, Program Administrator
Ag Marketing and Development Division