Soil for Hope stems from our front-line experiences in all things agriculture for the past 35 years. These experiences have led us to our true passion of helping all people identify their own destiny for their communities and how that destiny connects to the soil.

We offer society-based solutions in our consultations with individual ag operations and businesses as well as presentations for all audiences both rural and urban.

Farm and ranch consulting, education (urban and rural connector) and public speaking.

No agendas, no cookie cutters – just common sense and practical business sense.

Farm and Ranch Consulting Overview: 

We work one on one. Your farm. Your ranch. Your family. We help you build from what’s in front of you. Together we assess the resources at your disposal and your personal and family strengths.

We don’t buy the phrase, “It can’t be done here.”

We are all about finding a way.

  • I live for recognizing and bringing forward the potential of people, the land and livestock by focusing primarily on soil health and cow herd profitability.

  • I have been researching cattle genetics since 1984 and have consulted on farms and ranches across the United States.

  • I have 20-plus years of experience in the seed business.

  • I partner with the nation’s best teams for estate planning and asset management to ensure the legacy of your farm and ranch is secure for the next generation.

  • My team also includes a seasoned, professional communicator who can ensure your desires are recorded and shared with your family the way you want. We can also bring the family and appropriate partners together to help get the conversation going when it comes to your desires and dreams for your farm or ranch.

  • I have decades of practical farm, ranch and business experience and friends across the United States who are experts in a variety of areas who are a simple phone call away.

  • I read voraciously and am a student of history. I thrive on understanding what to never repeat again.

  • I’ve made mistakes and had successes. I am willing to share what I have learned so you can reach your goals.

  • I am hands on. Expect attention; because, you will get it. I still believe in handshakes and making phone calls. From communicating with family members to envisioning a healthier farm, cattle genetics, animal health, feed, estate planning, communications and marketing, my team will give you the attention you, your family and farm/ranch deserve.

Contact me for more details regarding my consulting offerings, pricing and for references at (402) 499-0329 or fickecattle{at} Thank you!

Del Ficke

 “Behold I do not give lectures or a little charity.
When I give, I give myself.”
- Walt Whitman