History

Agrium Knows How to Grow

We’ve been growing for more than 80 years, continuously enhancing the value of our company through expansion and acquisitions that provide our shareholders with a secure and thriving investment.

Our History

2014

  • Divestiture of Agrium’s Turf and Ornamental business to Koch Agronomic Services, LLC.
  • Agrium’s ESN® operations moves into Wholesale.
  • Vanscoy Potash Operations expansion to be completed.

2013

  • Agrium closes acquisition of Viterra’s Agri-product business from Glencore International, gaining more than 200 retail facilities in Western Canada and Australia.

2012

  • Agrium acquires Utilfértil and enters the Brazilian market.
  • Kapuskasing (Ontario) Phosphate mine ceases production.

2011

  • Agrium acquires 100 percent equity position in CerealToscana and Agroport.
  • Agrium sells AWB Commodity Management.

2010

  • Additional 30 percent equity position in Common Market Fertilizers S.A. (CMF) is acquired; name changed to Agrium Europe.
  • APS acquires 24 additional retail outlets in Argentina.
  • Agrium acquires AWB Limited and enters the Asia-Pacific market.

2009

  • Agrium Retail expands into Canada and consolidates all U.S. and Canadian operations under the name Crop Production Services (CPS).
  • 26 percent shareholding in MOPCO (Egypt) is obtained.

2008

  • United Agri Products (UAP) is acquired.
  • 70 percent equity position in Common Market Fertilizers S.A. (CMF) is acquired.

2007

  • ADM’s 18 retail centers and 14 satellites in Kansas and Oklahoma are acquired.

2006

  • Royster-Clark is acquired.

2005

  • Western Canadian Fertilizer distribution assets from Imperial Oil are acquired.
  • 18 retail outlets in Argentina and Chile are acquired from United Agri Products.

2004

  • Astaris Production LLC assets (Nu-West’s Conda, ID phosphate operation) acquired.

2000

  • UNOCAL agricultural products division is acquired.
  • Profertil S.A. begins production in Bahia Blanca, Argentina.

1999

  • Kapuskasing (Ontario) Phosphate Mine begins production.

1998

  • Rasmussen Ridge (Idaho) Phosphate Mine is acquired.

1996

  • Agrium is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange.
  • Viridian Inc., including Redwater (Alberta) Fertilizer Operations and Fort Saskatchewan (Alberta) Nitrogen Operations, is acquired.

1995

  • Cominco Fertilizers Ltd. changes its name to Agrium Inc.
  • Agrium establishes an international presence in Argentina under the trade name Agroservicios Pampeanos (ASP).
  • Nu-West Industries Inc. and Western Farm Service (WFS) are acquired.

1994

  • Crop Production Services (CPS) is acquired.

1993

  • Cominco Fertilizers Ltd. enters the public market.

1987

  • Joffre (Alberta) Nitrogen Operations begins production.

1983

  • Fort Saskatchewan (Alberta) plant opens

1977

  • Carseland (Alberta) Nitrogen Operations begins production

1969

  • Vanscoy Potash Operations Opens

1968

  • Borger (Texas) Nitrogen Operations begins production.

1965

  • Homestead (Nebraska) Distribution Terminal opens.

1954

  • Sherrit Gordon Fertilizers enters fertilizer business.

1931

  • Enter the fertilizer business as Cominco Fertilizers Ltd.