Shepherd Prescribed Grazing

Contact information
Farm Address:
5030 CYA Rd
Mariposa, California, 95338

Primary Contact: Lacey Sharp
Primary Phone:
    Number: 9792293608


Internship information
General Farm Description: There are farms and then there is Happy Goat. Happy Goat is what happens when you take equal parts of wild fun, delicious food and meaningful impact, blend them up, and add a touch of crazy to it. Our impact starts in our own community of Mariposa. We partner with the USDA Farm to School Programs to educate students and transition schools to fresh food and bring a ton of kids out to the farm to give them a deeper understanding of where it comes from and who grows it. Our goats harness our own four legged firefighters and send them out into the community to tackle underbrush and overgrown areas that could lead to devasting wildfires.

CRAFT Member Farm? No

Internship Starts: ASAP
Internship Ends: possible full employment after summer 2024
Number of Internship Available: 2
Application Deadline: 3/30/2024
Minimum Length of Stay: 10 months

Internship Details:

We are a contract grazing outfit, focusing on ecological management using goats. This consists of fire fuel mitigation, invasive weed control, native grassland rehabilitation, and integration into county wide jobs. We run a herd of cashmere goats, so brushing/combing out fiber is also part of the weekly job. We occasionally run chainsaws and do brushing, experience is a plus with heavy equipment. Salary is DOE.

This work is hard. Occasionally it is romantic, but mostly it is hard physical labor. It can be monotonous. And it will be demanding. But it always takes place in beautiful places and with a great team.

Must be a team player, self starter, responsible, pay attention to key details, take direction from upper management well and willing to work in the heat. All jobs are located within Mariposa county as we do private land contracts with an occasion county entity job.

Must have experience with dogs/livestock. Willing to train the right person. Must have a valid driver license. Start day is ASAP.


Educational Opportunities: No

Skills Desired: Livestock/Dogs handling Must be able to lift 50 lbs Truck/Trailer hauling experience is a plus

Meals: meal stipend possible

Stipend: Possible meal/fuel stipend

Housing: TBD

Preferred method of Contact: email