Agrium, Inc. produces and markets agricultural nutrients and industrial products. It operates through three strategic business units: Wholesale, Retail and Advanced Technologies. The Retail business unit is committed to helping growers optimize their crop yields and economic returns by providing the right seed, crop protection products, crop nutrients and application and agronomic services directly to growers. The Advanced Technologies unit produces and markets technologically advanced products, including environmentally friendly controlled-release nutrients and micronutrients for sale to the broad-based agriculture, specialty agriculture, professional turf and ornamental markets worldwide. The Wholesale division produces, markets, and distributes the primary crop nutrients, including nitrogen, phosphate, and potash to agricultural and industrial customers around the world. The company was founded on December 21, 1992 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.