Agrium Inc. engages in the retail of agricultural products and services worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Retail, Wholesale, and Advanced Technologies. The Retail segment supplies crop nutrients, including dry and liquid nitrogen, phosphate, potash, sulfur, and micronutrients; crop protection products, such as herbicide, fungicide, and insecticide products; seed products; merchandise products comprising wool, fencing, feed supplements, animal health products, and other products, such as irrigation equipment; and provides product application, agronomic, soil and petiole testing, and crop scouting services, as well as other services comprising wool sales and marketing, livestock auction, insurance, and real estate agency services. This segment markets its products and services through 1,177 retail outlets in the United States, Canada, Australia, Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay. The Wholesale segment produces, markets, and distributes a range of crop nutrients, such as nitrogen, potash, and phosphate products for agricultural and industrial customers. This segment also owns and operates facilities that upgrade ammonia and urea to other products, such as urea ammonium nitrate solutions and nitric acid. The Advanced Technologies segment produces and markets controlled-release crop nutrients and micronutrients to the agriculture, specialty agriculture, professional turf, horticulture, and consumer lawn and garden markets. The company was formerly known as Cominco Fertilizers Ltd. and changed its name to Agrium Inc. in 1995. Agrium Inc. was founded in 1931 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.