Laura Wilson is a popular farmer and YouTuber.
She has more than 400 thousand subscribers on her YouTube channel, ‘Laura Farms.’
Laura Carlson (Laura Wilson) was born on 11 May 2001 into a family of farmers.
She hails from Marquette village in Hamilton County, Nebraska, United States.
Laura’s father, Cale Carlson is also a farmer and YouTuber, he has a YouTube channel by name the LEAAD Farms.
Cale named his farm as LEAAD Farms on the initials of his children, Laura, Ethan, Amanda, Adam and David.
Her mother, Megan Nelson Carlson is also a farmer.
Laura has four younger siblings namely, Adam, David, Ethan and Amanda.
From Sweden to USA-
Laura’s great-great-grandparents migrated from Sweden to the United States in 1910.
And in the same year, they settled on a land in Nebraska and started farming with a couple of John Deere tractors and likewise, Carlson farms was established in 1910.
And over the years, Carlson farms greatly expanded to over 2000 acres irrigated row crop farming.
Her grandfather, Kurt after returning from Vietnam as a Seabee started a hog operation which in the late 1980s expanded to cattle herds.
At 13, Laura started her own cow herd.
A fifth generation farmer-
Laura is a fifth generation farmer.
Even though she was helping her father and grandfather with farming from a young age, only in 2020, she became a full-time farmer.
After becoming a full-time farmer, Laura started helping her father and grandfather farm commercial white corn, yellow corn, soybeans and plant cover crops like cereal rye and turnips in South Central Nebraska.
She also helped her family raise pigs and cows and in 2020, she started farming on her own by renting 160 acres for herself in Nebraska.
After getting married, Laura is also helping her husband in farming.
Laura did her schooling from Nebraska Christian Schools.
Then, in 2019, she joined Southeast Community College in Lincoln, Nebraska to study Business Administration and Management, General.
Even though Laura studied Business Administration, right from the beginning, she wanted to make a career in farming.
Initially, apart from farming, Laura worked in other jobs like as a detasseler for several years and as a nanny for a few years and then, she worked at a school for some time.
Once she considered becoming an athletic trainer and then, she thought of joining the military but finally she settled on becoming a farmer.
As the topic of agriculture has been very popular on Twitter, Laura started her Twitter account at a young age.
Once, she was asked to host the Ag of The World Twitter account for a week to showcase the farm life in Nebraska.
Ag of The World is famous among farmers.
Laura started posting short videos onto this Twitter account and one of her short videos of her showing the inside of a tractor cab became viral on Twitter and got retweeted many times.
Up until that point Laura didn’t have a YouTube channel and she feared that other YouTubers might upload her popular Twitter video onto their YouTube channels.
She wanted her popular video to be under her own YouTube channel and so on 24 April 2020, she started her YouTube channel by name, Laura Farms and uploaded her popular Twitter video, she titled it as- Inside of a Tractor Cab.
This video also became viral on YouTube and garnered more than a million views and got shared on many websites like Reddit, etc.
Thanks to this single video, Laura’s channel grew exponentially and she also got featured on KNOP-TV news website and Aurora News-Register.
Thanks to this viral video, she also received many offers to appear in the TV shows across the world but as she wasn’t interested in TV, she rejected those offers.
As of November 2023, Laura has 495K subscribers on her YouTube channel and 206K followers on Instagram.
Initially, Laura used her iPhone 8 to shoot her videos and later, she upgraded to an iPhone XS Max.
After filming on her iPhone, she uploads it onto her Mac and then edits it with the iMovie and publishes it onto her YouTube channel.
Modes of earning-
Laura earns through her farm and through advertisements on her YouTube videos.
She also earns through sponsorships, selling merchandise, Patreon and Venmo.
On 19 December 2020, Laura married her boyfriend, Grant Wilson in Central City, Nebraska.
He is also a farmer and she helps him with farming.
Some interesting facts about Laura Wilson-
- Apart from farming, Laura likes many outdoor activities like wakeboarding, jeeping, dirt biking, camping, etc.
- As a child, she dreamt of having a Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder but after becoming a farmer, her favourite vehicle has been a Chevrolet truck.
- Her favourite tractor is John Deere 8345R.
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