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									media sheet                                                       FEBRUARY 2010

                                                                                                Portfolio of Products and Services
                                    WHO WE ARE
                                                                                                           2009 EBITDA
     Agrium is the largest agricultural retailer in the U.S. with markets in North and                               2%
      South America and is a leading global producer and marketer of industrial
     products and agricultural crop nutrients that include nitrogen, phosphate, and
      potash. Agrium is also a premium manufacturer and distributor of specialty
     controlled-release fertilizers in North America. In 2008, we surpassed annual
           net sales of $10-billion for the first time in the company’s history.

                                AGRIUM’S MISSION
                                                                                                    2%         18%
                             Providing Ingredients for Growth.
                                 AGRIUM’S VISION
        To be one of the world’s leading providers of inputs for plant growth by                    Agrium Retail                  30%
                                                                                                    Agrium Advanced Technologies 2%
                     creating value for each of our stakeholders.
                                                                                                    Agrium Wholesale
                                                                                                         Potash                    18%
Agrium’s Impact                                                                                          Phosphate                  4%
                                                                                                         Nitrogen                  44%
Employees - Agrium employs over 10,000 individuals globally. Our true advantage                          Product Purchased for      2%
lies in our ability to attract and retain the right people. We engage our employees by                   Resale & Other

encouraging involvement and feedback with the belief that each employee contributes             Agrium’s Accolades
to the company’s success. Our commitment to safety is a key driver behind our policies
and practices while still ensuring that we meet our employees’ needs.                                Leslie O’Donoghue, Chief Legal Officer,
                                                                                                      Senior VP, Business Development,
Customers - Agrium strives to provide its customers with products and services that
                                                                                                      Top Dealmaker, 2009, Canadian
provide value. Creating economic value is our primary focus but we also help our                      General Counsel Awards
customers increase their productivity, support their environment stewardship efforts                 Canada’s Top 100 Employers, 2010
and improve user safety.                                                                             Alberta’s Top 50 Employers, 2010
                                                                                                     Bruce Waterman, CFO of the Year,
Shareholders - Agrium constantly engages its shareholders in a variety of ways to
inform them of our progress and to understand their concerns. Our financial objectives
                                                                                                      Executives/Caldwell Partners, 2008.
are to increase the stability of our earnings through economic cycles, maintain a strong
                                                                                                     Dealmakers of the Year, 2007
financial position and to provide timely and accurate information to our shareholders.

Society – Agrium has an impact on society by providing nutrients that produce                  Recent Acquisitions
abundant and nutritious food. We create value through our involvement in educational
                                                                                                     33 retail outlets acquired in Alberta and
and public safety initiatives.
                                                                                                      Saskatchewan in January, 2010
Community - Agrium supports more than 800 local and global non-profit groups.                        24 retail outlets purchased from Agriliance
Our 2007 donations were distributed to organizations committed to improving conditions                in Texas and New Mexico in late 2009
in health and wellness, youth development, civic arts and culture and environmental                  Common Market Fertilizers S.A. (CMF),
                                                                                                      July 8, 2008
                                                                                                     UAP Holding Corp. (UAP), May 5, 2008

Contact Information
Corporate Office                   Investor & Media Relations Contact                      Agrium Senior Management
13131 Lake Fraser Drive SE         Richard Downey              Todd Coakwell               Michael M. Wilson     Richard Gearheard
Calgary, Alberta,                  Senior Director,            Manager,                    President and CEO     Senior Vice President,
Canada T2J 7E8                     Investor Relations          Investor Relations                                Agrium & President, Retail
Telephone (403) 225-7000           Telephone (403) 225-7357    Telephone (403) 225-7437
Fax (403) 225-7609                 Fax (403) 225-7609          Fax (403) 225-7609          Bruce Waterman              Ron Wilkinson
                                                                                           Senior Vice President,      Senior Vice President, Agrium
                                                                                           Finance and CFO             & President, Wholesale

                                                                                         fundamentals of growth
                                                                                                                                       continued on page 2
                                                                                                                                                      AGRIUM MEDIA SHEET
Three Business Units

 Retail                                                                                  North America                                                                                South America

 Our acquisition of UAP in 2008 doubled the size and scope
 of our Retail operations. Retail operates in North and South
 America, and markets seed, crop protection products,
 crop nutrients and services directly to growers. Our farm
 retail centers operate under the names Crop Production
 Services in North America and Agroservicios Pampeanos in
 Argentina, Chile and Uruguay.

                                                                                             Agroservicios Pampeanos (ASP)                                  Crop Production Services (CPS) Canada
                                                                                             Crop Production Services (CPS)                                 Agriliance Locations

                                                                  North America
 Wholesale                                                                                                                                                 South America                     Africa/Middle East

 Our Wholesale unit operates in North and
 South America and Europe. We produce,
 market, and distribute crop nutrients for
 agricultural and industrial customers around                                                                                                              Europe
 the world.
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                                                                     Nitrogen Production Facility           Potash Production Facility             Anhydrous Ammonia Storage                   U.S. Sales Office
                                                                     Solution Production Facility           Potash Mine                            Solution Storage                            Wholesale Head Office
                                                                     Phosphate Production Facility          Granulation Production                 Dry Storage                                 CMF Subsidiary/Sales
                                                                                                            Facility                                                                           Office
                                                                     Phosphate Mine                                                                Blend Storage
                                                                                                            Ammonia Pipeline System                                                            CMF Head Office
                                                                                                                                                   Engro Distribution
                                                                 * Profertil S.A. is 50 percent owned by Agrium Inc. and 50 percent owned by Repsol YPF, S.A. in Argentina.
                                                                 ** 70 percent equity position in Common Market Fertilizers S.A. (CMF) in Europe.
                                                                 *** 26 percent interest in MISR Oil Processing Company, S.A.E. (MOPCO) in Egypt.

              Nitrogen (N)                                            Potassium (K)                                                                        Phosphate (P)
      10 nitrogen facilities strategically located in      Capacity of 2.1 million tonnes                                                  Two phosphate plants, combined annual
       Canada, the U.S. and Argentina; combined                                                                                               capacity of over 1 million tonnes
       annual capacity of over 5 million tonnes             Market internationally through Canpotex                                         Transportation advantage in Western
      Competitive advantages of low-cost                                                                                                     Canada and Northwestern U.S. markets
       Argentine and Alberta gas and close
       proximity to key markets

 Advanced Technologies

     In May, 2009, we announced the construction of a new, 120,000 ton per year, ESN production facility in New Madrid, Missouri.

     Our Agrium Advanced Technologies unit produces and markets premium, environmentally-friendly, controlled-release fertilizers and related products
     to the agriculture, specialty agriculture, professional turf, horticulture, consumer lawn, and garden markets in North America. Agrium’s brands include
     Polyon®, Nitroform®, Nutralene®, XCU™ and Duration CR® and are marketed primarily into the specialty turf and horticulture markets.
     Agrium markets another controlled-release fertilizer, ESN®, into commodity agriculture. ESN® is Agrium’s patented-process controlled release nitrogen
     product, the first product of its kind marketed for use in commodity agriculture. Controlled-release fertilizers release nutrients as the plants require
     them, increasing the efficiency of the fertilizers while benefiting the environment.


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