Dairy was on the menu in Humphrey Tuesday.

Governor Pete Ricketts was on hand for the presentation of a new dairy economic study.

Industry experts examined the impact of the growing industry in the state.

Nebraska is coming off two difficult years. The pandemic had put added pressure on supply chains and historic flooding in 2019 presented other challenges for producers.

Now many are optimistic about the future.

"This cause is definitely worth fighting for," said Kris Bousquet, who is the executive director of the Nebraska State Dairy Association.

The main message from the Nebraska Farm Bureau is that they want to grow the dairy sector and breed as much competition as possible- keeping jobs in the state.

The data shows promise with thousands of jobs being added in a sector that's economic impact has reached nearly 1.7 billion dollars.