Work Advice - Where Next?

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As usual, I'm in need of some advice from those more experienced and successful than myself, if I may.

With my current studies coming to an end, I need to start considering "where next". With the current political climate in RSA, I don't see a future in my home country and thus, I need to look to greener pastures.

So there's no confusion: I would love to stay here, but my SO and I have 4 degrees between us and with the economy as it is and the "affirmative action" policies in place, neither of us can find work. I can't put sentimentality above career.

If you guys have any ideas or suggestions in terms of places to look, I'm all ears.

To provide context: I'm sitting with a business degree and a plant and soil science degree, the SO has an animal science degree and a Master's in Breeding & Genetics... So our industry of choice is Agriculture.

As always, thanks in advance for the assistance!
 

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With those degrees, anywhere West of the Mississippi river to about the middle of California, Oregon and Washington if you are looking to the USA. Canada - Alberta and Saskatchewan. South America - Argentina. Europe - Spain, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Eastern Europe.
 

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If you want to stay in Africa, a lot of Zimbabwean white farmers went to Zambia, Botswana and Mozambique. I am sure your education would be appreciated in those countries.

 

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In Canada plan on beginning your search in Quebec and looking west from there. That lack of meat processing facilities in the east cost drives the price of beef beyond fiscally viable levels.
 

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You will likely have an easier time emigrating to Canada than the US. Within Canada, Alberta and Saskatchewan would fit nicely with both of your careers. I grew up on a farm in Ontario, but it’s not a place for folks like us anymore.
 

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With the education you probably wouldn't be working on the killfloor but there are management/research positions that may be of interest to you and/or your SO. For the US I'd send a resume to some of the larger packers such as Monfort, Gargill and Tyson.
 

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