If you look up the regulations on what it takes to be certified organic you'll be amazed on how simple the process actually is. In a nutshell, if you've not used any pesticides that are on the 'hit' list for 2 or 3 years, you'll get a certification. So yes, if you follow the guidelines set up by the local, state and federal folks, you can then claim that you actually are raising 'organic' hops - even if the plant material you started with was not certified organic. Things may have changed in recent years but that's the way I remember it being explained to me. Have fun!