Dairy Grazing, Silvopasture and Compost

Dairy Grazing, Silvopasture and Compost

Torray and Erin WilsonFriday, June 7 | 10 a.m.-Noon


4375 Pierce Ave. Paullina, IA 51046


Torray & Erin Wilson

Wilson Organic Dairy


Torray and Erin Wilson are part of the third generation on the Wilson farm. Each family member active in the farm is responsible for a different crop or livestock enterprise. Torray and Erin operate the grass-based dairy, selling milk to Organic Valley since 2016. They both have training in Holistic Management and continue to find those insights helpful in managing the complexity of the farm and family.

Come learn how they are doing things differently in corn and soybean country, from grazing their dairy herd and planting silvopasture to experimenting with Johnson Su compost. Torray says their goal is to have a farm that is flourishing and beautiful.


Lunch will follow the field day.

See & Discuss

  • Planning and planting silvopasture around tile lines
  • Infrastructure for grazing dairy cows
  • Rotational grazing with daily moves
  • Making and using Johnson Su Compost
  • Soil health and biology

Location Notes

If driving from the northeast, avoid 430th Street. Take 420th Street west to Pierce Avenue, turn left and drive south about 2 miles. The farm will be on the right.


  • Albert Lea Seed House
  • Byron Seeds
  • Iowa State University Organic Ag Program
  • MOSA Certified Organic
  • Niman Ranch
  • Riverside Feeds LLC
  • Savanna Institute