(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.)--The Nationals have the presidents. The Brewers have the sausages. Now the Cardinals have the Farm Team.

Missouri Farmers Care (MFC) is teaming up with the St. Louis Cardinals to bring some new faces to Busch Stadium this season. Comprised of MFC mascots Sweet Bessie, Captain Cornelius and Simon the Soybean, the farm team is part of the "Race to the Plate" educational campaign to increase awareness and understanding of today's food production.

The mascots will be jockeying for bragging rights at each Friday night home game in Busch Stadium and racing to educate fans on Missouri agriculture. As the mascots vie for the win, in-stadium video boards will highlight facts about modern pork, dairy, soybean and corn production. Missouri's farm families are also encouraging fans tuning into Cardinal Radio to learn more about today's agriculture through radio spots highlighting farm facts and Friday night races. Print ads are also featured in the Cardinals Gameday Magazine and scorecard.

Missouri Farmers Care is a joint effort by Missouri's agriculture community to stand together for the state's top industry. Learn more about Missouri agriculture and the farm families producing our food at www.MOFarmersCare.com.

(Courtesy of Missouri Farmers Care)