Farmer or farm worker? A critical distinction for CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conducted a study in 2016 on the suicide rate amongst farmers and discovered rates significantly higher than with any other occupational group. This led to a flurry of reporting about trouble in the heartland, including our own. The real picture is more nuanced, but no less challenging. [Continue]

At 75 years, GSB-Wisconsin has kept pace

“The trouble with opportunity is that it always comes disguised as hard work,” Dr. Herbert V. Prochnow once wrote. That could be a fitting description for the programs at the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, which students describe as challenging, yet career-changing. Prochnow, a noted toastmaster and author who went on to become an executive at the First National Bank of Chicago, started the school in 1945 in collaboration with what was then the School of Commerce at UW-Madison and the Wisconsin Bankers Association. [Continue]