The Farmers Field School (FFS) is a non-formal learner centered education process. It seeks to empower people to solve their field problems actively by fostering participation,interaction, dialogue, joint decision making. The present investigation was carried out in Chickaballapur district of Karnataka state in the year 2009-10. The three taluks Shidlaghatta, Bagepalli and Chinthamani were purposively selected for the study where FFS has been organized in the year 2004-05. The findings of the study revealed that, most (41.67%) participants belonged to high and greater part (45.00%) of non-participants belonged to the category of low knowledge level regarding cultivation practices of Maize. Most 38.33 per cent of participants belonged high and 40 per cent of nonparticipants belonged to the category of low adoption level regarding recommended practices of Maize.